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Calif.’s Sacramento RT expands light rail, bus service

Rail| August 29, 2012
Will extend night service on light rail and nine major bus routes and increase frequency on highly-utilized bus routes. Along with the Green Line light rail extension, which opened in June, these improvements represent the first time RT added service since budget cuts forced major service reductions in June 2010.

World's longest bus debuts in Germany

Bus| August 28, 2012
The 98-foot-long bus has four guided axles, three of which can be controlled by means of a secure electro-hydraulic actuator system.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Pierce Transit may cut bus service in biggest county

Looking into cutting in half or eliminating bus service in the most populous county it serves due to falling sales tax projections and previous service reductions causing a drop in ridership. However, if approved in November, a measure to increase the sales tax may help the struggling agency.
Accessibility| August 28, 2012

State police to oversee operations at RIPTA

Lt. Col. Raymond Studley, the No. 2 person at the state police, will work with RIPTA's chief executive on what he called "the overall picture." He won't be directly involved in looking into what happened during a security breach in June, when someone covered a security camera in a room where cash bus fares are handled.
Bus| August 28, 2012

CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.
Bus| August 28, 2012

32 injured in L.A. bus, rail collision

The fire department says there were no life-threatening injuries reported. Authorities will examine video footage to determine who is at fault.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Chicago Transit partnership offers free student rides

The three-year agreement is the first-ever multi-year sponsorship of the Chicago Transit Authority’s First Day of School Free Rides program. Sun-Times Media is contributing more than $150,000 to the program, designed to promote first-day attendance for Chicago Public School elementary and high school students.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Md. MTA 'pace bus' to lead pre-race parade

The pace bus is one of 215 hybrid diesel-electric buses purchased by the MTA. That number will grow by 53 in the next year following Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval of the purchase of additional hybrids and a commitment to convert the entire MTA fleet to hybrids.
Rail| August 28, 2012

Honolulu halts light rail construction

Last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that state and city officials should not proceed with construction on the rail project until it completed an archaeological study of the entire 20-mile route.
Bus| August 27, 2012

Winnipeg Transit driver: Many attacks not reported

Drivers are under attack more often than what the city's official figures reflect, according to a former Winnipeg bus driver. More than 400 assaults against transit drivers have been reported in the city of Winnipeg in the last 12 years.

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