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D.C. airport rail extension costs hold steady

Rail| March 7, 2012
The project will cost $3.2B to $3.3B overall. If Fairfax and Loudoun counties independently construct the Route 28 station and the parking garages at the new stations, then the core cost of the project drops to $2.7B to $2.8B.

Poll: Train operators, pilots report most sleep problems

Bus| March 7, 2012
About one-fourth of surveyed train operators admit that sleepiness has affected their job performance at least once a week, compared to about one in six non-transportation workers (17%). One in six train operators (18%) say that they have had a "near miss" due to sleepiness.
Rail| March 7, 2012

New Calif. high-speed rail chief optimistic about project

Dan Richard, an appointee of Gov. Jerry Brown, discusses the project's $98 billion dollar price tag, its estimated ridership and whether it should move ahead at all.
Accessibility| March 7, 2012

MARTA selects Apollo video systems for fleet

Will equip transit and rail vehicles with digital video recorders, wireless network equipment and back-end fleet management software. Interior and exterior cameras will be placed throughout recording up to 11 cameras on-board each vehicle.
Motorcoach| March 7, 2012

Lone Star Coaches adds new Temsa TS35

Equipped with a Cummins engine, Allison B500 transmission and three-point seat belts. Lone Star's coach is also equipped with an REI Audio/Video system and Alcoa rims.
Motorcoach| March 7, 2012

Indian Trails adds 6 Prevost H3-45s

The vehicles are equipped with ADA-compliant removable wheelchair lifts and features that ensure passenger safety, including the Prevost Electronic Stability Program, GPS, three-point passenger seatbelts, Prevost Fire Detection and Suppression Systems, and Prevost Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.
Rail| March 7, 2012

Amtrak measures, registers carbon footprint

The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization founded to set standards for businesses and governments to calculate, verify and publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions.
Rail| March 7, 2012

VIA Rail accident report cites concerns

Canada's TSB said there are no safety defenses to prevent trains from changing tracks at a high rate of speed and that the country is falling behind others around the world, including the U.S., in stepping up safety.
Bus| March 7, 2012

Cap Metro completes tech savvy bus stop sign install

Capital Metro is also implementing tobacco-free bus stops, a continuation of its emphasis on creating healthier transit facilities. The passenger boarding areas of Capital Metro’s park & rides and MetroRail stations are already designated tobacco-free.
Rail| March 7, 2012

Calif. high-speed authority continues progress

Five Design-Build teams qualified for a short list and will compete for contracts to build the backbone of the high-speed rail system in the Central Valley. MOU outlines a shared commitment to development of high-speed rail in Southern California while providing funding for local early investment projects that will improve rail service immediately.

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