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MCI delivers J4500 to Iowa

Motorcoach| November 2, 2011
Hawkeye Stages’ new coach features 52 leather passenger seats; a clean-diesel Cummins engine and ZF ASTronic transmission; a high-end Bosch entertainment system with 15-inch video monitors; and 110-volt outlets and Wi-Fi.

Theft of handheld electronics on public transit rising

Bus| November 2, 2011
NYCT reports subway crime has risen 17 percent so far in 2011, with about 1,000 riders the victims of larceny. The Apple iPhone is listed as the most popular item to be stolen.
Motorcoach| November 1, 2011

ABA: Motorcoach inspections should take priority over trucks

The association's response to the NTSB's curbside motorcoach safety report also cites the need for inspections of motorcoaches in facilities at their point of origin or destination.
Motorcoach| November 1, 2011

NTSB: Curbside carriers pose safety oversight challenge

The fatal accident rate for curbside carriers from January 2005 to March 2011 was 7 times that of conventional bus operations: 1.4 fatal accidents per 100 vehicles for curbside carriers compared with 0.2 fatal accidents per 100 vehicles for conventional scheduled carriers.
Rail| November 1, 2011

Calif. high-speed rail to cost $98B

The new project business plan shows that the project costs over a 20-year construction period will be much higher than the initially projected $43 billion. However, it is forecast to be profitable even with low ridership numbers and would not require public operating subsidies.
Rail| November 1, 2011

MBTA may not get green line funding

A report released by MassINC said that the federal government would likely decline the state’s request for help in paying for the nearly $1 billion transit extension, due to the agency’s debt load and lack of a long-term transportation finance bill.
Motorcoach| November 1, 2011

MCI adds authorized Nashville service center

A team of 38 highly skilled ASE-certified technicians employ state-of the art diagnostic technology to take care of preventative maintenance, repairs and more.
Bus| November 1, 2011

Melaniphy officially takes over at APTA

He succeeds William Millar, who retired on October 31 after serving 15 years as APTA president. Melaniphy was unanimously approved by the APTA board of directors in July after an extensive search that included a pool of 180 candidates.
Bus| November 1, 2011

Calif.-based Omnitrans launches project website

To help keep the public informed about real-time construction updates, Omnitrans also launched a new sbX Twitter handle.
Bus| November 1, 2011

Md. MTA unveils 'AutoLoad' option for smart card

MTA's CharmCard is linked to the SmarTrip card in the Washington, D.C. region. Together, both cards enable riders of public transportation to travel seamlessly within the network of transportation services in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.

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