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Report: Railcar manufacturing down last 5 years

Rail| April 30, 2012
The moderate annualized decrease in industry revenue of 1.7% masks the sharp demand declines experienced during the recession. However, locomotives and railcars are built when ordered, which causes order backlogs that can last an average of three years.

SEPTA approves transit police contract

Bus| April 27, 2012
Under the agreement, each of the 210 members of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police will receive a $1,250 bonus immediately and a 12% increase in pay over four years.
Bus| April 27, 2012

Houston Metro equips buses with air sterilization system

The device, designed by Rice University students, incorporates high-powered ultraviolet lamps that sterilize the air and has proven effective at killing 99.8% of the pathogens that circulate through the air-filtering system.
Bus| April 27, 2012

Houston Metro asking for bigger piece of sales tax

Looking to voters to decide whether more of a current 1% sales tax should go toward transit or continue diverting part of it for road projects. The agency could use the full tax for projects such as new bus shelters and light rail lines.
Bus| April 27, 2012

TransLink adds NextBus real-time info

Part of the transit system’s mobile site, m.translink.ca, the service provides “predictive” departure times and real-time bus locations.
Bus| April 26, 2012

Walkability website ranks transit access in U.S. cities

New York; San Francisco; Boston; and Washington, D.C. top the list, while cities such as Houston; San Diego; Las Vegas; and Columbus, Ohio are among the cities in the bottom half of the ranking.
Rail| April 26, 2012

N.Y. subway crime surges due to robberies

Due to the growing problem, some MTA board members are pushing for a new prosecutor appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to specifically handle subway crimes.
Rail| April 26, 2012

Amtrak creates emergency mgmt, security department

The functions will be integrated into the new department, whose primary focus is emergency preparedness, continuity of operations and corporate security risk strategy.
Accessibility| April 26, 2012

Paratransit riders disrupt Boston House

The protesters were escorted out of the public gallery of the Massachusetts Statehouse while chanting "the riders united will never be defeated" and "they say cut back, we say fight back."
Bus| April 26, 2012

AC Transit board approves BRT

With construction expected to begin in 2014, the system could be fully operational by 2016.

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