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Alstom wins London contract

Rail| January 11, 2012
The new fleet will proceed from the conversion of existing Alstom-built fleets based on the Alstom Coradia platform. It will enable around 8,000 extra peak-time passengers to travel into London's Waterloo station every morning, as eight-car trains will be lengthened to run in 10-car formation on certain routes.

Edmonton riders to be scanned for explosives

Rail| January 11, 2012
The federally-funded pilot project will modify ticket machines to find potential terrorist threats in a test of technology aimed at boosting safety for commuters without slowing them down with airport-style holdups.
Bus| January 11, 2012

Study recommends improvements to increase ridership

Results suggest that more direct transit connections to dispersed employment centers, and easier transfers to access these destinations, will help increase transit use for both transit-dependent and choice riders.
Bus| January 10, 2012

Detroit light rail 'back on the table'

Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced their support for a shorter version of the light rail project that would be built as part of an upgraded system of rapid transit buses.
Accessibility| January 10, 2012

Birmingham transit adds funding advocacy arm

The new department of government affairs, which is a nine-month pilot program, was created to monitor legislation and develop a legislative strategy for statewide transit funding.
Bus| January 10, 2012

Sun Metro BRT gains FTA Small Starts approval

Includes procurement of 10 low-floor branded buses, construction of 12 new RTS stations and the installation of traffic signal priority at 42 intersections.
Rail| January 10, 2012

Sonoma's SMART to begin commuter work

Contract awarded to Alameda-based Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog, a joint venture that will work on track, bridges, station platforms and grade crossings.
Motorcoach| January 10, 2012

Pacific Western to compete with Greyhound in Manitoba

Calgary-based bus company will begin touring cities in the province next week to showcase its buses.
Rail| January 10, 2012

AECOM wins Honolulu rail contract

The $5.1 billion rail system will stretch 20 miles from Kapolei to downtown. It is scheduled to open in phases and be completed in 2019.
Bus| January 10, 2012

9 of 10 would recommend DART

The survey of more than 3,700 customers was conducted in September both in person and online. It has a margin of error of +/- 1.6%. The survey also reported an 87% general satisfaction compared to 89% in 2010.

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