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D.C. Metro urged to improve late night bus service

Bus| July 26, 2012
Report says that service-industry workers heading home after 10 p.m. are often left behind by overcrowded buses and waiting longer than 30 minutes for buses that are scheduled to run about every seven minutes. The agency is working to double the number of extra-long buses on the route.

APTA: Public transit users save $9,700 yearly

Bus| July 26, 2012
Savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation, compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the July 24 average national gas price ($3.48 per gallon- reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Bus| July 26, 2012

Orion assigns N.Y. CNG bus contract to New Flyer

The order for 74, 40-foot buses, with an option for 30 additional buses, is a result of Daimler Buses North America’s decision, announced on April 25, to exit production of heavy duty transit buses for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Bus| July 26, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts sprays coffee smell in buses to boost sales

The company, which ran the testing for several months before it ended in April, reported that their coffee sales went up by 29% during the campaign in Seoul, South Korea.
Rail| July 26, 2012

Phoenix taps route, mode for extension project

Light rail will be extended 11 miles from downtown Phoenix, through the State Capitol area.This is Metro’s first freeway corridor project, providing the growing West Valley with a higher-capacity and more efficient transit option by 2023.
Bus| July 26, 2012

D.C. DOT issues RFI for privatizing bus, streetcar systems

The RFI is an inquiry only, not a procurement, but the responses will help advance planning and development efforts for the project, which may result in the launch of a formal procurement.
Motorcoach| July 26, 2012

ABA expands member discount program

Partnered with Fleet One, FirstLab, Sage Payment Solutions, and Digital Insurance for additional deals.
Rail| July 26, 2012

L.B. Foster to equip Honolulu rail for $60M

Awarded the contract by Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the county-wide construction of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation transit system. It is the company’s largest rail products contract to date.
Rail| July 25, 2012

Denver aims to rectify lack of TOD near rail

After the system opened in 1994, planners built parking lots and garages around many of its stations to cater to commuters, resulting in little transit oriented development.
Rail| July 25, 2012

Sound Transit considers park-n-ride lot fees

Prompted by overflow of cars in lots. Supporters hope a fee would encourage more people to carpool, bike, walk or ride a bus to the lots, freeing slots for others.

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