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House passes transportation extension, bill advancing pipeline

Accessibility| April 18, 2012
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.

FMCSA develops medical examiner certification registry

Motorcoach| April 18, 2012
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.
Motorcoach| April 18, 2012

Greyhound orders 60 Prevost XE-45s

Delivery is scheduled to begin in June 2012 and be completed in October 2012.
Rail| April 18, 2012

Senate subcommittee approves $100M for rail, New Starts

Approved a $53.4 billion appropriations bill funding investments in the nation's roads, bridges, rail and transit systems, and airports, as well as housing assistance for low-income families and veterans.
Rail| April 18, 2012

Wisconsin terminates Talgo maintenance contract

In a letter, a state lawyer said the costs of testing the trains are rising and that they do not meet federal accessibility standards for the disabled. A spokesperson for Talgo Inc. denied both points and warned the cancellation could lead to legal action.
Rail| April 18, 2012

UTA: ‘distracted walking’ fines, other measures working

Officials say that it appears, anecdotally, to have “changed the way people behave.” The agency has also replaced sound walls that blocked pedestrian views of trains and added pedestrian swing gates and extra signs to improve safety at rail crossings.

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