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Former bus drivers: Nashville MTA doesn’t train enough

Bus| February 16, 2012
Three former bus drivers, one of which was sued for causing accidents that injured other people, claim that the Nashville Metro Transit Authority fails to train and retrain drivers. A spokeswoman says the driver is a disgruntled former employee making false allegations.

Megabus launches bus tracking app

Motorcoach| February 16, 2012
Passengers on Midwest and Southeast routes can use Megabus USA to determine the estimated time of arrival for their bus and find bus stop locations.
Bus| February 16, 2012

Kansas transit plans tech upgrade

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering upgrading its system to include technological features, such as bus tracking, QR codes, automatic passenger counters, security codes and ticket vending machines, at a cost of approximately $2.6 million to $3.6 million.
Bus| February 16, 2012

Nova receives LFS bus order

The order also includes options on up to 21 additional buses over the 2013-2017 period.
Motorcoach| February 16, 2012

Setra unveils ESP at UMA EXPO

The active system improves handling safety and stability and is based on the electronic ABS advanced anti-lock braking system, which optimizes braking force. It is now standard on all S 417 and S 407 vehicles.
Rail| February 16, 2012

VRE taps Sumitomo for bi-level railcars

The base order is to supply eight cars at a contract price of $21 million and is scheduled to be delivered in 2014. The contract includes an option for VRE to purchase up to an additional 42 cars.
Bus| February 16, 2012

Requests top $13B for TIFIA loans

The program provides Federal credit assistance to nationally or regionally significant surface transportation projects, including highway, transit and rail.
Rail| February 15, 2012

MBTA’s proposed commuter rail changes anger riders

Meeting attendees said that planned service cuts and fare increases of up to 40%, designed to eliminate $169 million in debt, present a “major hardship.”
Rail| February 15, 2012

Bombardier very high-speed vehicle wins awards

The Zefiro combines the highest capacity in the industry with pioneering levels of passenger comfort and employs leading-edge technologies and advanced aerodynamics to reduce energy consumption, according to the company.
Rail| February 15, 2012

TRB, APTA extend call for light rail abstracts

The 12th National Light Rail Conference,"Sustaining the Metropolis: LRT and Streetcars for Super Cities," will be held Nov. 12 to 13, 2012, in Salt Lake City.

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