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Marcopolo to make $115M investment in New Flyer

Bus| January 24, 2013
Founded in 1949, and headquartered in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, Marcopolo is one of the world’s largest bus builders and is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of buses, bus bodies and components.

Fras-le expands brake lining production in Ala.

Motorcoach| January 24, 2013
This is the first time Fras-le has produced heavy-duty brake lining in the U.S.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Cubic acquires NextBus

The acquisition broadens Cubic's portfolio of transportation solutions. NextBus' customers include the major metro systems in Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Boston, as well as many well-known small and mid-sized transit agencies, universities and colleges.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to add 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The energy-efficient buses, the first in the SamTrans fleet, are expected to be in service throughout San Mateo County by the end of the year. The low-floor buses use long-life, non-hazardous, maintenance-free batteries to capture and store braking energy and advanced solid state controllers to manage and blend power sources.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Fla.’s HART launches digital advertising

Will use the existing annunciation system on buses to broadcast 10- to 15-second messages. The program is managed by transit media firm Commuter Advertising, which enables time and location-based commercials triggered by GPS systems. HART is one of 10 transit agencies in the U.S. to use the technology.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Ind. Senate to consider mass transit legislation

It calls for the expansion of Marion County’s under-funded bus system and a rail line.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Affiliates of unsafe bus company still in operation

Despite a federal crackdown on unsafe companies following the death of four Sky Express passengers in a crash, documents show two companies with some of the worst safety records in the nation are still in operation.
Bus| January 24, 2013

SEPTA releases annual sustainability report

Agency has seen more than 10% reductions in water and energy intensity. Work on the social goals has resulted in the hosting of four farmers markets on SEPTA property. Economically, sustainability efforts have helped control operating expenses.
Rail| January 23, 2013

Spain connects HSR service with rest of Europe

The newly opened high-speed line, connecting Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, is the first to connect with the rest of Europe.
Rail| January 23, 2013

Ore. transportation officials seeking comment on HSR

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting open houses across the state to present draft proposals and get public input while they study the feasibility of high-speed rail. The final recommendation and environmental impact report is expected to be published in 2015.

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