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Wis.'s GO Riteway earns safety rating

Motorcoach| December 6, 2012
Successfully completed the Transportation Safety Exchange’s Comprehensive Review and was approved as a safer motor carrier.

D.C. Metro gets high marks in customer survey

Accessibility| December 6, 2012
The Voice of the Customer report surveyed rail and bus riders about customer satisfaction, reliability, safety, cleanliness and customer service. 87% of bus and 86% of rail riders rated high satisfaction with security. 79% of bus and rail riders reported a high likelihood to recommend Metro to a friend.
Rail| December 5, 2012

CapMetro earns gold financial transparency rating

The program recognizes local governments that strive to meet a high standard of financial transparency by opening their books to the public and providing information in a clear, consistent and user-friendly format.
Bus| December 5, 2012

Report: Bus market to grow 5% annually

Much of the gains will be attributable to Type C school buses, demand for which will skyrocket from 26,000 units in 2011 to 70,000 units in 2016. Growth in demand for motorcoaches, transit buses and all other buses will, in the aggregate, be much more moderate, averaging 3.7% per year through 2016, a pace consistent with longer term trends.
Bus| December 5, 2012

CHK wins Calif. contract

Upon completion of a system map and transit brochure, the company will begin the next phase of the customer information design project by developing stop signage for the city’s transit center as well as all 145 of its bus stops.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Ottawa taps consortium for light rail project

Funding for the Confederation Line is being provided by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Cost of Calif. light rail extension draws critics

The $175 million project would add 1.6 miles of track and two stations from Campbell to Los Gatos. Some believe the cost is too high for the relatively short extension.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Bombardier wins Australian DMU contract

Will provide 19 additional intermediate cars to convert existing two-car train sets to three-car sets and supply seven additional new three-car train sets. This will result in a total fleet of 58 three-car Bombardier VLocity trains.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Alstom to deliver 70 Italian trains

Project development, most of the manufacturing as well as the certification, will be done in Savigliano Alstom’s site in Cuneo. The plant in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the traction systems and auxiliary switchers. Onboard signaling systems will be delivered by the Bologna site.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Council drums up support for Minneapolis light rail

The Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council called hundreds of community members about the Bottineau Transitway project and found that 57% of survey participants would support light rail.

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