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UPDATED: Congress passes 90-day extension of transportation bill

Accessibility| March 30, 2012
The bill, which would extend SAFETEA-LU and the collection of motor fuels taxes that are deposited in the Highway Trust Fund through June 30, 2012, is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama.

RTA New Orleans launches public safety campaign

Rail| March 29, 2012
Through the use of television PSAs, advertisements on RTA vehicles, brochures, flyers and social media, the safety campaign grabs the viewer's attention with creative and direct messaging encouraging citizens to "think again" so that they avoid dangers while near a streetcar line.
Bus| March 29, 2012

SEPTA police strike, debate on impact continues

Entered its eighth day. Striking police claimed that crimes have increased at SEPTA stations and vehicles during the strike. Agency officials countered that most of those crimes happened at nearby stores.
Accessibility| March 29, 2012

House approves 3-month extension of transportation bill

The measure must pass the Senate before March 31 to avoid the lapse of federal highway programs. Both chambers are scheduled to wrap up legislative business this week before taking a spring recess.
Motorcoach| March 29, 2012

Lamers Bus wins TSX approval for safety

Following its recent IMG safety award win, the carrier has completed the Transportation Safety Exchange Comprehensive Review.
Bus| March 29, 2012

Google Maps for Android gets new public transit options

In addition to added bus and subway options, users will also be able to select from various route options, such as the recommended route, one with fewer transfers, or one that involves less walking.
Rail| March 29, 2012

Missouri receives $22.6M for rail bridge

The new 1,200-foot bridge will eliminate one of the worst rail bottlenecks in the country by adding capacity and reducing delays for more than 600 daily passengers on Amtrak trains traveling between Kansas City, Mo. and St. Louis and moving more than 60 trains through the 283-mile line each day.
Rail| March 29, 2012

Bombardier to supply 300 subway cars to N.Y.

The $600 million order will allow rolling stock manufacturer to retain 300 jobs and preserves an additional 200 jobs for area suppliers.
Motorcoach| March 29, 2012

Dallas operator adds Temsa TS35

The coaches are equipped standard with a Cummins engine, Allison B500 transmission and three-point seat belts. The TUI Bus Services coach is also equipped with Alcoa Rims, REI Audio-Video system, 110-volt plug outlets and Wi-Fi.
Motorcoach| March 28, 2012

Fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

Letters dated March 16, 2012 attempting to obtain banking information are circulating among motor carriers. They are signed by a fictitious name of "Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.

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