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Miss. State to offer park-and-ride options

University| August 6, 2012
Campus officials say the option cuts the $115 fee for a commuter parking sticker in half while alleviating campus parking issues.

U. of Houston, Metro, settle rail line differences

Rail| August 6, 2012
The transit agency agreed to pay $1.5 million to take the steps included in the agreement, including provide an alternative access road to ease potential problems.
University| August 6, 2012

U. of Louisiana may outsource transit

Internal thefts in the Parking and Transit Department, the lack of a director and the growth of outsourcing at many universities due to efficiency are driving the proposed plan to transfer control to the Lafayette Consolidated Government Transit System.
Rail| August 3, 2012

Port Authority of NY/NJ extends Bombardier contract

A fleet of 12 six-car Bombardier Innovia Monorail 100 trains originally served three airport terminals, three stations at remote parking lots and a rental car center via a dedicated, dual-lane elevated guideway. Since then, the system has been extended to the North East Corridor rail line, with the fleet expanding to 18 six-car trains.
Bus| August 3, 2012

Sun Tran, Teamsters reach labor agreement

The new contract was ratified with a vote of 212 to 69.
Rail| August 3, 2012

PB wins Mich. high-speed rail contract

The effort is expected to include construction engineering, inspection, office technician work and general project management services.
Rail| August 3, 2012

SMART taps L.B. Foster for concrete ties

A project design report notes "the use of concrete ties resulted in estimated track costs from 10% to 15% lower than the use of timber ties using conventional track construction methods. If a mechanized track laying system were to be employed, costs could be as much as 40% lower."
Motorcoach| August 3, 2012

Coach in Ill. crash inspected days ago

The double-deck bus that slammed into a highway overpass support, killing one passenger and injuring dozens of others, was manufactured last year and passed a company safety inspection days ago.
Bus| August 3, 2012

Senate Finance Committee passes tax extender package

The proposed package, which would extend the transit commuter benefit to $240 per month and continue the alternative fuel tax credit, as well as a vehicle refueling property tax credit, would go into effect, retroactively, Jan. 1, 2012.
Motorcoach| August 2, 2012

Double-deck bus crash kills one woman

The bus, carrying 64 passengers, apparently blew a tire and skidded into the center pillar around 1:20 p.m. near Litchfield, about 60 miles north of St. Louis. As many as half the people on the bus were injured.

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