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Bombardier unveils new high-speed train design in Italy

Rail| August 22, 2012
The Frecciarossa 1000 is the newest member of Bombardier’s Zefiro family of high-speed trains, known as the V300Zefiro model. The train offers high acceleration that ensures excellent traveling times even on winding routes.

FAAC to showcase cutting edge bus simulator

Accessibility| August 21, 2012
To demo MB-2000 Bus Simulator in BusCon’s exhibit hall September 11 to 12, 2012. The MB-2000 features a variety of visual display options designed to closely replicate the driving environment for training purposes.
Accessibility| August 21, 2012

Lightning Hybrids to host BusCon Ride Along

Will showcase company's hydraulic hybrid shuttle bus featuring 40% improvement in fuel economy made possible by regenerative braking energy technology.
Rail| August 21, 2012

N.Y. MTA workers charged with faking signal inspections

According to prosecutors, dummy barcodes were allegedly stashed in one of the MTA worker's lockers to use in order to fabricate inspections instead of being affixed to signal equipment in order to ensure that the work is done.
Bus| August 21, 2012

Anti-crash technology pilot launches in Mich.

Conducted by University of Michigan, the road test, or model deployment, is a first-of-its-kind test of connected vehicle technology in the real world.
Bus| August 21, 2012

CUTA releases 'Let's Talk Public Transit' video

Supports the recently launched online grassroots campaign "Take Action. Write to Minister Lebel" that aims at engaging dialogue on the national importance of transit and making sure public transit becomes a central-pillar of the next long-term plan
Bus| August 21, 2012

TTC driver calms riders while trapped by power line collapse

Was praised for keeping 29 passengers safely on her bus after a crane collapsed on the street, trapping the bus under a fallen pole and surrounding it with live electrical wires.
Bus| August 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority, union approve contract

Includes nearly $60 million in concessions. A two-year wage freeze will save the agency $19.6 million. A key provision lets the union to void the contract if the state and county don't provide adequate future funding and the authority is forced to lay off employees or close garages.
Accessibility| August 20, 2012

CapMetro implements new labor structure

Following a competitive procurement process, McDonald Transit was selected to assume responsibility for the fixed-route bus operations and maintenance, formerly provided by StarTran Inc. MV Transportation was selected to assume the MetroAccess operations.
Motorcoach| August 20, 2012

FMCSA raises bus tire blowout awareness

Under specific circumstances motorcoaches utilizing the double-deck design may be susceptible to exceeding the tire weight limit when loaded with passengers and luggage at full capacity. These risks can be avoided by properly loading passengers and cargo, and increasing pressure in tires on the rear wheels.

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