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FRA proposes rail system safety programs rulemaking

Rail| September 7, 2012
SSPs would be designed to help the railroad proactively identify and mitigate or eliminate hazards and the resulting risks on each railroad’s system.

FTA issues civil rights, environmental justice guidance

Accessibility| September 7, 2012
Will assist grant recipients in complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin, as well as guidance on incorporating environmental justice principles into transportation planning and decision-making.
Bus| September 7, 2012

Calif.’s Long Beach Transit unveils CNG buses

The first fleet of about 64 CNG buses will complement the agency's fleet of hybrid electric-gasoline 40-foot buses and replace its smaller diesel buses.
Bus| September 7, 2012

Ind.’s CIRTA launches new commuter shuttle

The Plainfield Connector will provide transportation to worksites in industrial parks and the Metropolis mall in Plainfield, Ind. The shuttle is a three-year demonstration project being funded through a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant.
Bus| September 7, 2012

U.S. DOT awards $3.5M for Maine commuter bus

The funding will help expand express commuter bus service that will make it easier for civilian and military personnel to get to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease International Tradeport, two of the area’s largest employment centers.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Conn. man installs cardboard bus bench

Following complaints waged by the man, the city plans to install a bus shelter within the next fiscal year, although a specific timetable has not been set. In the meantime, he has also begun a PayPal account people can contribute to for a temporary bench.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Des Moines refugee program wins award

The program halves fares for refugees for their first five years in Iowa. Officials for the nonprofit said the program helps refugees feel welcome in the community.
Bus| September 6, 2012

TTC to upgrade bus stop info

In an effort to improve customer service, the Toronto Transit Commission will upgrade its bus stops, testing new designs for bus stop poles and the maps in its shelters.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Survey: Atlanta voters favor tolls for transit funding

As policymakers look for alternatives to the recent one percent transportation sales tax referendum failure, Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies found that drivers prefer taxes in smaller doses.
Rail| September 6, 2012

Tampa, Fla. streetcar plan delays city subsidies

Transit planners revised the long-term financial plan, with service maintained at its current level until 2020. Plan projects a required subsidy of $168,000 beginning in 2020.

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