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NYC removes more trash cans from subways

Rail| September 4, 2012

The pilot originated in two stations with the goal of reducing the number of exposed trash bags that would have to be removed from the system and to help control the rodent population in the subway.

Ill. rural transit faces funding shortage

Accessibility| September 4, 2012
On-demand system in Peoria County that has seen ridership grow over the last 15 months expects to be in the red by March or April 2013. MV Transportation, which operates the service, may renegotiate its contract.
Accessibility| September 4, 2012

Neopart parts consolidation pilot project honored

The "Vendor Managed Inventory" model reduces administration costs, uses economies of scale to save participating municipalities money, increases efficiency and reduces the supply chain's carbon footprint, according to the participating transits.
Bus| September 4, 2012

Pinellas rethinking transit system

Ridership has climbed for the past two years, but the growth has come in spite of rising rates and reductions in service. The agency is strapped for the cash it needs to add buses and expand routes.
Bus| September 4, 2012

TransLink cracks down on fare cheats

New law allows both transit police and transit security to issue fare evasion tickets and send those that go unpaid to collection agencies. People who don’t pay could risk losing renewal or issue of a driver's license or vehicle registration.
Bus| September 4, 2012

Volvo AB CEO: Must improve bus unit production

The bus unit’s operating income was 4.6% of sales in 2011, compared with trucks’ 9.1%, construction equipment’s 10.2% and boat engine maker Penta’s 8.8%. The bus unit continued to trail the other divisions in the quarter ended June, when it posted a 3.4% operating margin.
Motorcoach| September 4, 2012

MCI delivers coach to Rye, N.Y. operator

The new D4505 seats 55 and comes equipped with electronic stability control, Smartwave tire pressure monitoring and a fire suppression system as standard safety features, along with an optional DriveCam and GPS tracking.
Rail| September 4, 2012

InnoTrans discounted to N. American attendees

The biannual event, taking place in Berlin, is the world's largest industry showcase for transport technology.
University| August 31, 2012

B.C. Transit reallocates service to U. of Victoria

Trying to reduce overcrowding on buses at the beginning of the new school year. Some new trips have also been added to the morning peak period.
Rail| August 31, 2012

Honolulu approves $7.2M change order for rail constructor

Kiewit had asked for more than $13 million for the delays, but HART’s process determined that the $7.2 million was fair. The project is expected to be delayed for approximately a year.

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