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Complete Coach debuts zero-emission propulsion bus

Bus| June 5, 2012
The standard 40-foot all-electric transit bus is expected to have a range of 120 to 150 miles, which represents a major move towards the range of a diesel bus.

Straphanger system allows access to NFC-based ads

Rail| June 4, 2012
Rail passengers can simply touch their compatible phone to the strap cover and get immediate access to the content being delivered by the Near Field Communication system.
Bus| June 4, 2012

N.Y. MTA bridges home to new falcon chicks

Urban falcons like to nest atop bridges, church steeples and high-rise buildings because they provide an excellent vantage point for hunting prey, including pigeons and small birds.
Rail| June 4, 2012

FRA chief touts U.S. vision at APTA rail conference

When speaking about President Obama’s investments in high-speed and intercity passenger rail, Administrator Joseph C. Szabo discussed how 32 states are now moving ahead with 153 rail-development projects, with 44 projects in 16 states, representing close to $3 billion in federal funding, currently under way or set to break ground and other projects coming in on time and on budget.
Rail| June 4, 2012

Bombardier signs 300-car order for NYCT

The order is valued at approximately $599 million. Delivery of 10 pilot cars is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2014, followed by delivery of the remaining production series cars between mid-2015 and early 2017.
Bus| June 4, 2012

Chinese bus driver saves lives, loses own

Hometown of Hangzhou in eastern China has praised him as a hero and a role model.
Bus| June 4, 2012

Sacramento Regional Transit offers real-time info

Recently installed GPS technology allows RT to track buses on routes, display their locations using online maps and provide estimated arrival times at any bus stop. Customers can also use text messaging to receive estimated arrival times or sign up to be sent automatic email or text alerts.
Accessibility| June 4, 2012

Report: U.S. ridership up 5% for 1st. quarter

High fuel prices cited as being a contributor. Increase touted at Rail Conference in Dallas.
Rail| June 4, 2012

University of Md. seeks limited late night rail access

The MTA's proposed 16-mile Purple Line light rail project may keep its doors closed after 10 p.m. at the three light rail stops proposed for university in an effort to safeguard campus borders.
Rail| June 4, 2012

DCTA's Stadler railcars receive FRA waiver

Announcement made by Administrator Joseph Szabo at APTA's Annual Rail Conference

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