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Enterprise, U. of Hawaii offer hybrid rentals

University| September 17, 2012
Partnered to launch the “WeCar” program, offering students faculty, and campus-approved businesses the option rent hybrid cars by the hour on campus.

Transit marks one year of service to Northern Ariz. U.

University| September 17, 2012
Also known as Route 10, Mountain Link has proven to be a successful partnership between Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority, NAU and the City of Flagstaff. Since its inception, Mountain Link has served 576,563 riders.
Rail| September 14, 2012

Cubic completes Edmonton pilot project

The pilot took place at the Churchill light-rail transit station and involved the CLEAR-USE radiological and explosives detection system developed by Cubic Security Systems and prime contractor Mobile Detect Inc. of Ontario.
Bus| September 14, 2012

APTA : Buses, trains leading clean tech advances

Today’s public transit vehicles are significantly more advanced than automobiles in their ability to run on clean fuels. For instance, buses on the road powered by alternative fuels rose from 2% in 1992 to 36% in 2011. That compares to the percentage of cars capable of being powered by alternative fuels was only 3.2% in 2011.
Bus| September 14, 2012

After crash, Las Vegas bus riders worry over safety

A collision between a car driven by an alleged drunk driver and a bus that killed four people standing at a nearby bus stop sparked riders’ concern for their safety as they wait at stops. The bench at the bus stop where the crash took place sat only steps from the curb.
Bus| September 14, 2012

City asks Okla. transit to shrink bus coverage

Tulsa city councilors asked Tulsa Transit officials to prepare a plan for review that would shrink the bus system’s coverage area to provide more timely service. The system has an average wait time of 55 minutes between buses.
Bus| September 14, 2012

FTA releases $59M for clean energy buses

FY 2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program will help transit agencies purchase and support cleaner, greener buses. Recipients include St. Cloud, Minn., which will receive $3.3 million to renovate its Metro Bus Operations Center, and the Transit Authority of River City in Louisville, Ky., which will receive $4.4 million to replace outdated, high-emission trolley cars with zero-emission buses.
Bus| September 13, 2012

Nonprofit protests Calif. transit’s ad ban

AIDS Walk Los Angeles is protesting Big Blue Bus’s refusal to accept paid notices promoting the organization's fundraiser. The Santa Monica city attorney's office ordered the agency to stop accepting the ads because they violated its policy banning non-commercial advertising.
Motorcoach| September 13, 2012

Feds hold hearing on motorcoach safety program

The Highways and Transit Subcommittee received testimony from the FMCSA, the trucking and bus industry, law enforcement officials, and safety advocates on the CSA program.
Bus| September 13, 2012

B.C. Transit union votes to strike

Bus drivers, tradespeople and maintenance workers voted 98% in favor of a strike to support their demands for a fair collective agreement. The union has been working under a wage freeze for two years. However, the union has 90 days after a strike vote to serve notice.

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