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CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Bus| August 28, 2012
Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.

32 injured in L.A. bus, rail collision

Bus| August 28, 2012
The fire department says there were no life-threatening injuries reported. Authorities will examine video footage to determine who is at fault.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Chicago Transit partnership offers free student rides

The three-year agreement is the first-ever multi-year sponsorship of the Chicago Transit Authority’s First Day of School Free Rides program. Sun-Times Media is contributing more than $150,000 to the program, designed to promote first-day attendance for Chicago Public School elementary and high school students.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Md. MTA 'pace bus' to lead pre-race parade

The pace bus is one of 215 hybrid diesel-electric buses purchased by the MTA. That number will grow by 53 in the next year following Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval of the purchase of additional hybrids and a commitment to convert the entire MTA fleet to hybrids.
Rail| August 28, 2012

Honolulu halts light rail construction

Last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that state and city officials should not proceed with construction on the rail project until it completed an archaeological study of the entire 20-mile route.
Bus| August 27, 2012

Winnipeg Transit driver: Many attacks not reported

Drivers are under attack more often than what the city's official figures reflect, according to a former Winnipeg bus driver. More than 400 assaults against transit drivers have been reported in the city of Winnipeg in the last 12 years.
Motorcoach| August 27, 2012

N.Y.’s Monsey Tours expands Facebook, Twitter presence

Utilizes the new Facebook Timeline interface to share photos and ideas for places future charter bus passengers can explore on their travels. On Twitter, Monsey Tours interacts with over 470 followers by asking questions like, “What type of music do you like to listen to on long trips?” and sharing ideas for making road trips more fun.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

N.Y. MTA submits $65M claim for Irene storm losses

FEMA has so far approved a total of 59 project worksheets systemwide totaling $28M from losses due to flood and wind damage to the regional transit infrastructure related to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the region on August 28, 2011.
Bus| August 27, 2012

Cubic to supply Pace Open Standards fare system

Will allow customers to pay transit fares with any contactless bankcard that conforms to industry standards, the same way they can pay for goods and services in the retail world.
Rail| August 27, 2012

Amtrak releases Texas Eagle route podcast

The podcast points of interest were researched and written by National Park Service staff as well as students and faculty of the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University, at the direction of Amtrak.

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