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Houston Metro ridership up

Rail| February 29, 2012
Rail ridership alone posted a 17.7% percent increase to 902,025 boardings compared to the 766,051 recorded in the same month last year.

Calif. high-speed rail likely delayed till 2013

Rail| February 29, 2012
The result of revisions to environmental reports for the 120-mile Fresno-to-Bakersfield section of the rail line, part of the backbone of the proposed 520-mile system connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Mass. commuter rail system sets efficiency record

Recorded the highest rates of punctuality for any February. The agency invested in technologies that deal directly with snow removal, constructed a “Truck Stop” for commuter trains; realigned its management structure; and hired new conductors and engineers.
Bus| February 28, 2012

Allison unveils certification program

This additional level of "Allison Excellence" certification will require distributors to meet aggressive customer service standards focused on timeliness of repairs, inventory stocking and customer feedback, according to the company.
Bus| February 28, 2012

L.A. Metro may cut bus line serving low-income workers

Trying to eliminate or reduce service on the 305 and other bus lines for more than a year, due to the upcoming opening of the Expo light rail line, low ridership, budget concerns and to eliminate route duplication. Cuts will fall hardest on minorities and low-income riders, critics say.
Bus| February 28, 2012

Experts say BRT could boost Detroit region

Representatives from transit agencies in other major cities shared how rapid transit buses helped them improve service, increase ridership and attract redevelopment. Creating a regional agency to operate the system would force coordination and efficiency on overlapping city and suburban bus providers.
Accessibility| February 28, 2012

Transit research group operating with $3.5M fed grant

The funds, which will be used for research, education and other projects that help improve public transit, are provided by the FTA and distributed through U.S. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
Bus| February 28, 2012

CT Transit purchases fuel-cell system

Will provide 400 kilowatts of power to the agency’s 330,000-square-foot headquarters facility. Thermal energy from the fuel cell will be used to preheat two boilers that support the building's primary heating system.
Motorcoach| February 28, 2012

CH Bus Sales delivers Temsas to Ill., N.Y.

The TS35 coaches are equipped with a Cummins engine, Allison B500 transmission and three-point seat belts. Both operators also equipped their new coaches with 110-volt outlets and Wi-Fi.
Accessibility| February 28, 2012

MV-1 launches 'Cash for Conversion Clunkers' program

Program begins on March 1, 2012 and ends on May 31, 2012 and will be in effect at all VPG dealerships nationwide.

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