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Honolulu opens transit center, unveils Gilligs

Bus| August 7, 2012
Center includes four bus shelters with a total of 140 seats, informational boards, a landscaped bicycle and pedestrian path, and a bus layover area under the parking garage for the new Joint Traffic Management Center now under design.

N.C. looks to garner local support for transit plans

Rail| August 7, 2012
Raleigh City Council members discussed local transportation needs, and the importance of getting the public on board with local transit plans. In particular, they reviewed the proposed $75 million Union Station downtown, which would provide a hub for Amtrak passenger trains.
Bus| August 7, 2012

Group: Vehicle emissions to increase 300% by 2050

Solutions to create paradigm shift include BRT, avoiding unnecessary trips and improving vehicle efficiency with cleaner fuels.
Bus| August 7, 2012

INIT achieves 'Zero Waste to Landfill' certification

Recognized for effective use of the “single stream” recycling process, which allows them to throw plastic, paper and glass recyclables in one recycling container. Other initiatives included the installation of light and motion detectors and energy-efficient hand dryers, as well as stationing recycling bins at each work station.
Bus| August 7, 2012

New Flyer awarded D.C. Metro hybrid bus contract

The order for 95 Xcelsior XDE40 buses is a conversion of options under the existing contract with the transit system and follows upon the delivery of 152 Xcelsior buses during 2011.
Rail| August 7, 2012

NJ Transit makes some weekend trains ‘bike-friendly’

As part of the expanded Bike Aboard program, NJ Transit will offer 418 designated bike trains on weekends on the Raritan Valley, Main/Bergen County, Pascack Valley, Gladstone, Montclair-Boonton and Atlantic City Rail lines. Collapsible bicycles are permitted on all trains at all times.
Bus| August 7, 2012

Fla.'s HART breaks ground on bus rapid transit

The 17.5-mile line, which runs through downtown Tampa to Telecom Park/Hidden River Corporate Park, will feature Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technology and improve travel-time savings by 10 to 15%.
Bus| August 7, 2012

TriMet’s multimodal trip planner goes live

Combines transit, biking and walking in a single itinerary, customizes routes by travel mode and options such as quickest, flattest and most bike-friendly, and shows car-share locations.
Rail| August 7, 2012

Caltrain receives $3.2M for modernization, safety upgrades

Installation of an advanced signal system is a component of the $1.5 billion Caltrain Modernization Program and includes Positive Train Control technology.
Bus| August 6, 2012

SEPTA achieves APTA's 'Gold' sustainability level

In addition to having the second largest hybrid-electric bus fleet in the U.S., SEPTA achieved a 19.7% reduction in water usage per passenger miles traveled (PMT); a 10.0% reduction in fuel use per PMT; a 4.0% reduction in electricity use per PMT; and 3.6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per PMT.

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