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Study: Commuters go to great lengths to avoid sitting by strangers

Bus| August 2, 2012
The greatest unspoken rule of bus travel is that if other seats are available you shouldn’t sit next to someone else. As the passengers in the study claimed, “It makes you look weird."

Prisoners transported unsupervised on public transit

Bus| August 2, 2012
While a majority of the inmates are being transferred to halfway houses and are close to their release date, a smaller percentage are transferred on good faith to minimum security facilities.
Bus| August 1, 2012

Atlanta transportation referendum defeated

Supporters of the sales tax knew it was a tough sell, but told PBA-30 they were shocked by the margin of defeat, which with seven out of 10 counties reporting, was 63% to 37%.
Rail| August 1, 2012

DART opens Orange Line light rail

The $1.3 billion project has stops at the University of Dallas, the Las Colinas Urban Center and the Irving Convention Center.
Rail| August 1, 2012

DHS continues testing MBTA subway airflow

Involves releasing non-toxic, inert, odorless gas and particle tracers into the subway system and nearby locations. Particle and gas concentrations will be sampled in more than 20 stations covering the entirety of the underground portion of the MBTA subway system as well as numerous locations in Boston and Cambridge.
Motorcoach| August 1, 2012

ABC acquires TMC Group

The new operating company will be known as Ameritrans Bus Inc. ABC anticipates investing additional capital in the business to increase production and capacity.
Bus| August 1, 2012

BC Transit opens new transit center

Operation had outgrown its former facility, which included four service bays and was designed for 30-foot buses. The new transit center is equipped with seven service bays and is able to accommodate today's conventional fleet of 40-foot buses.
Rail| August 1, 2012

Honolulu rail to create thousands of jobs

Within two years there will be 4,000 people working on the its rail project, HART says. Right now there are 1,400 people working on the rail project.
Rail| August 1, 2012

Minn. Metro cuts Northstar fares

Most weekday trips on the Northstar Commuter Rail will cost $1 less beginning Aug. 1. The initiative kicks off a promotional campaign to show commuters in the Northwest metropolitan area that now is the time to try Northstar.
Rail| August 1, 2012

OL: Pedestrian-rail crossing deaths up

While highway-rail crossing collisions are down slightly, deaths and injuries from crossing crashes and pedestrian-train incidents rose in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

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