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Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

Rail| December 31, 2012
For the men and women who run the MTA’s vast network of subways and buses, Superstorm Sandy was a trial, not by fire, but by wind and water.

Survey: Nearly half of Denver commuters use transit

Bus| December 28, 2012
About 45% of respondents commute to the city’s downtown area, according to the Downtown Denver Partnership. Results also indicated that downtown Denver commuters use transit more and drive alone less than commuters in the U.S. as a whole.
Bus| December 28, 2012

FTA awards $10M to Tennessee

The State of Good Repair grant, which the Tennessee Department of Transportation was able to get by collaborating with 15 transit agencies across the state, will cover about one-fifth of the vehicle replacement needed at each participating agency.
Rail| December 27, 2012

SF MTA begins renewable fuel pilot for maintenance vehicles

Trucks, such as the ones used to maintain underground tunnels, will join the agency's 600 buses and other vehicles that already fuel with blended biodiesel.
Bus| December 27, 2012

NYC, NJ Transit prep for first round of winter weather

NYC Transit created a Winter Weather Travel Guide for customers, and deployed a fleet of snow-fighting and de-icing equipment designed to keep outdoor tracks, switches and third rails clear of snow and ice. NJ Transit will offer full system wide cross-honoring and is deploying snow plows and salt spreaders.
Bus| December 27, 2012

U.S. DOT finalizes New Starts, Small Starts changes

They include adopting a simpler, more straightforward approach for measuring a proposed project’s cost-effectiveness and expanding the range of environmental benefits used to evaluate proposed projects.
Motorcoach| December 27, 2012

Mass. operator purchases 6 new Van Hools

Tremblay's Bus and Motor Coach Co. acquired the WiFi-equipped coaches valued at $535,000 each to meet new customer demands.
Motorcoach| December 27, 2012

FMCSA shuts down Ga. operator

Investigators found that Atlanta-based Aglemoarge Services Inc. fails to monitor and ensure that its drivers comply with drivers' hours-of-service requirements; drivers' records of duty status and qualification requirements; and drivers' controlled substances and alcohol use and testing requirements.
Bus| December 27, 2012

N.J. bus service receives 4 NABI vehicles

Salem County Community Bus Service received four new 2012 NABI transit buses from NJ Transit. The buses each accommodate 43 passengers and 19 standees.
Rail| December 27, 2012

Fla. residents support publicly funded light rail

Fifty-eight percent of respondents were supportive of spending public or tax money to bring light rail to parts of the Tampa Bay area.

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