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Pittsburgh transit agency approves alcohol ads

Bus| April 19, 2012
The policy follows a five-year court battle over whether the authority could refuse to post ads on buses informing felons of their right to vote, which the federal appeals court ruled it could not.

Chicago’s RTA upgrades trip planner

Bus| April 19, 2012
goroo version 2.0 includes enhanced site navigation to provide clearer access points to next train/bus, schedules and travel alerts; an improved home page to better communicate the site’s multi-modal capabilities; and improved itineraries to simplify trip directions.
Bus| April 19, 2012

S.F. MTA approves 2-year budget

Makes a significant investment in maintenance that will increase the Municipal Railway’s reliability, reduce overtime through adequate staffing and focus on other means to speed the system, such as all-door boarding. Also provides free transit service for low-income youth who use a Clipper card for a 22-month pilot program.
Bus| April 19, 2012

FTA launches website showing transit’s eco benefits

Provides a calculator that tells visitors how much carbon dioxide they would save by riding transit. Also showcases investments such as state-of-the-art clean-fuel technologies and highlights progress providing access to affordable housing near transit and improving transportation in national parks.
Accessibility| April 18, 2012

House passes transportation extension, bill advancing pipeline

The Senate rejected an effort to include the project in its two-year $109-billion transportation bill, while Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) found it difficult to garner support for his original five-year $260 billion package that called for the advancement of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Motorcoach| April 18, 2012

FMCSA develops medical examiner certification registry

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners was created to accompany the new final rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver's ability to safely operate the vehicle.
Rail| April 18, 2012

Hampton Roads' light rail reaches 1 million rides mark

Much higher than predicted average daily ridership has helped propel The Tide to this benchmark sooner than expected.
Rail| April 18, 2012

U.S. trains boost number of quiet cars

New York's Long Island Railroad and Metro-North increased the number of quiet spaces this month. Despite the new trend, not all riders are able to separate their hectic work lives from their commute.
Bus| April 18, 2012

APTA: Public transit users save $10,126 annually

Releases the monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

Accessibility| April 18, 2012

Clever Devices acquires GreyHawk

Currently, the company has thousands of mobile data computer systems in operation, most of which are installed in paratransit fleets.

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