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N.C. agencies unveil GoLive

Bus| October 20, 2011
This system will allow for the seamless planning of trips using public transportation in the Triangle region. Riders will have a real-time view of buses in route on a detailed online map.

ABA announces new insurance partnerships

Motorcoach| October 20, 2011
Through this innovative partnership any ABA member will be able to offer their employees first-rate insurance products including major medical, dental, vision, life, hospital indemnity and 401K.
Bus| October 20, 2011

TTC considering random employee drug and alcohol testing

Revisiting a staff proposal from 2008 to amend its existing fitness for duty policy to include random alcohol and drug testing. Currently, the agency’s fitness for duty policy, which was fully implemented in October 2010, allows for alcohol and drug testing of those in safety-sensitive positions, specified management positions and designated executive positions.
Bus| October 20, 2011

Maryland MTA to purchase hybrid vehicles

Fifty-seven new hybrid buses are scheduled to arrive between October 2011 and March 2012. The agency plans to have an all hybrid fleet by 2018.
Bus| October 19, 2011

NJ Transit partners with Google Wallet for contactless payment

Google’s new free app allows riders to use their smart phones to make “tap and pay” transactions to pay their fares.
Bus| October 19, 2011

FTA awards $9M to Fla. for bus maintenance facility

Funds will pay for a 30,000-square foot energy-efficient facility for Gainesville Regional Transit System. The new facility will replace an aging, overcrowded garage, and will be able to provide better maintenance for the agency’s current fleet of 105 buses.
Bus| October 18, 2011

UTA’s 2012 budget plans for more riders, revenue increase

Expecting 13 percent more commuters to use public transportation next year. Projected revenue increases are based on an expected rise in TRAX ridership — and higher fares — after the completion this summer of two highly anticipated light rail projects.
Bus| October 18, 2011

S.F. Muni free youth bus passes could cost $13M

An agency study found that it would cost almost twice what was initially projected to provide free bus service to every city resident between the ages of 5 and 17, as well as require expanded peak-time service and new vehicles.
Bus| October 18, 2011

TriMet launches multi-modal trip planner

Combines transit, biking and walking in one itinerary, making it easier for customers to plan their trips, and reduces travel time compared with single-mode trip planners. Customers can also plan their trips according to their preference for safest route, quickest route or flattest elevation.
Bus| October 18, 2011

FTA awards Fla.’s PSTA $5M for new buses

Will use the State of Good Repair grant program funds to replace old buses. Once the new buses arrive next year, one out of every six of the agency’s buses will be diesel electric hybrid.

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