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Survey: Public transit users exercise more

Rail| February 7, 2013
The U.S. DOT’s National Household Travel Survey found that people who walked to public transit in large urban areas with a rail system were 72% more likely to transit walk 30 minutes or more per day than were those without a rail system.

Most Phoenix-area residents drive alone, survey finds

Bus| February 7, 2013
The Maricopa Association of Governments determined 80% of Northwest Valley drivers are alone in their cars when they go to work, play or run errands.
Bus| February 7, 2013

Cummins to equip L.A., San Diego

L.A. Metro announced plans to order 550 New Flyer Xcelsior natural gas buses, powered with the ISL G 8.9 liter engine, to be deployed in 2014 and 2015. The San Diego MTS announced the decision to purchase up to 350 Gillig 40-foot low floor buses and 118 New Flyer 60-foot low floor articulated buses, also powered with the ISL G 8.9.
Bus| February 7, 2013

Pittsburgh Port Authority to replace CEO

Terminated Steve Bland's contract as CEO effective immediately. The board named Chief Financial Officer Ellen McLean as the Interim CEO while it conducts a search for qualified candidates.
Motorcoach| February 7, 2013

MCI honors green motorcoach operations

The Green Highway and Green Operator awards both have the support of the University of Vermont’s Certification for Sustainable Transportation program, led by David Kestenbaum, director, who is behind eRating, a certification program that recognizes sustainable forms of transportation.
Bus| February 7, 2013

Commission's plan to double energy includes public transportation

Chaired by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and National Grid U.S. President Tom King, the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy calls for growing the U.S. economy through investments, modernization and education.
Bus| February 7, 2013

CapMetro starts urban trail construction project

Smith Construction has broken ground on the .9-mile concrete path after being awarded a $787,386 construction contract by the Capital Metro board of directors in December.
Bus| February 7, 2013

OKC's Metro Transit ridership up 5%

Boost attributed to additional funding for improving routes and soaring fuel prices.
Bus| February 7, 2013

Chicago Transit adds 36 more bus drivers

Will operate the shuttle buses and expanded supplemental bus service the CTA will offer customers during the Red Line construction project, which gets under way in May 2013. The drivers will become full-time bus drivers following the conclusion of the project.
Bus| February 6, 2013

MARTA broke open meetings law in GM search

Georgia Rep. Mike Jacobs filed a complaint with the state attorney general, alleging the transit system’s board had conducted an illegal “secret” vote by email to decide which finalist should be GM. The agency blamed the misstep on poor legal advice and denied conducting illegal votes.

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