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LIRR announces $211M in capital improvements

Rail| May 23, 2012
Some 40% of the LIRR's daily ridership passes along this critical stretch of track called the Main Line, a place where trains from five branches of the LIRR converge every day.

Alstom breaks ground on Canadian plant

Rail| May 22, 2012
Slated for completion next fall, it will support the manufacturer’s role in the $1.17 billion contract between a Bombardier-Alstom Consortium and the Société de Transport de Montréal for the manufacture of 468 new metro cars.
Rail| May 22, 2012

GO Transit: Possible freight strike to impact service

Learned that there is the possibility of a strike by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference representing CP Rail train crews and rail traffic controllers. A strike could occur as early as midnight Tuesday.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Fla.’s HART may expand, change revenue stream

A growing number of riders prompted the agency’s proposal to approve a new sales tax to fund the system and eliminate the portion of the property tax now dedicated to transit. Shift may boost revenue enough to enable the purchase of 250 more buses and add new routes.
Motorcoach| May 22, 2012

Megabus plans to buy rival's assets, expand by 50%

The express bus operator and its parent company Stagecoach Group PLC announced plans Friday to pay up to $160 million for parts of Coach America Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection in January.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Kansas transit seeks sales tax to maintain system

Wichita Transit is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax to help mend its financially ailing bus system, which is carrying a $500,000 deficit for 2012.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Colo. to build $54.5M BRT line

The Mason Corridor, a five-mile, north-south byway, will help create opportunities for new mixed-use and transit oriented developments that avoid sprawl and enhance sustainability and livability. Nearly two-thirds of area jobs are located within a half-mile of the corridor.
Bus| May 22, 2012

MBTA releases transit security app

This new See Say iPhone app allows MBTA riders to proactively communicate with transit authorities and receive alerts from authorities in emergency situations.
Bus| May 21, 2012

Mich. MTA unveils hydrogen bus, alt. fuel facility

MTA's new fuel cell bus is hybrid-electric, zero emission and powered by a 120 kW UTC Power PureMotion fuel cell system.
Accessibility| May 21, 2012

Boston gets new senior transportation service

ITNGreaterBoston started by advocacy group Health Resources in Action, began providing rides to seniors in January, and will be expanding its service to other communities over the next several years.

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