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Fla. district hopes to swap out school buses for transit

Bus| June 29, 2012
The Broward school district would pay the Broward County for the service and ultimately could retire some of the yellow school buses from the fleet to save transportation costs.

Fras-le names VP/GM

Bus| June 29, 2012
Rodrigo Meirelles will oversee the growth of Fras-le’s business in both markets, effective immediately.
Bus| June 29, 2012

SunLine, Amalgamated Transit reach labor agreement

Approximately 181 employees are represented by ATU 1277 including bus operators, mechanics, facility maintenance and utility employees. The agreement will be effective April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2014.
Rail| June 29, 2012

Honolulu rail project submits federal grant request

The FTA will take approximately 30 days to review it before forwarding the request to the Office of Management and Budget at the White House for its own 30-day review.
Rail| June 29, 2012

Bombardier French commuter train order extended

Deliveries will take place between 2014 and the end of 2016. The new vehicles will improve passenger comfort, capacity and performance on line A of the RER.
Rail| June 29, 2012

SEPTA captures regenerative braking energy from trains

When SEPTA's trains brake at each stop to load and unload thousands of Pennsylvania passengers, the kinetic energy of the train is converted into electricity. The agency will capture the regenerative braking energy of trains through a large-scale battery storage system and will deploy that energy as virtual power into the region's supplier of wholesale power frequency regulation and energy markets.
Bus| June 28, 2012

D.C. explores privatizing streetcar, bus circulator

DDOT said the system would cost about $1.2 billion to build and equip with 50 streetcars, and about $65 million a year to operate. Operating and maintaining the Circulator buses would cost about $70 million a year.
Bus| June 28, 2012

Pa. transit rolls out 3 Gillig hybrid buses

Replaced three15-year-old Blue Bird buses. The red hybrid "envirotravel" buses cost a total of $1.75 million.
Bus| June 28, 2012

TriMet bus driver questioned after kicking family off bus

The agency is looking into an incident involving a bus driver forcing a mother and her four children off a bus one night earlier this month. The incident started as a dispute over an expired fare.
Accessibility| June 28, 2012

Google adds public transit data to Maps product

Move allows third-party developers plugging Google’s Maps product into their web and mobile applications to provide their users with public transit routes, color-coded transit layers, and schedules.

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