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Cap Metro launches hydrogen hybrid bus pilot program

Bus| June 7, 2012
The bus will be fueled daily at a state-of-the-art hydrogen fueling station, the first of its kind in Texas. The facility allows for the on site generation, compression, storage and dispensing of hydrogen.

S.F. MTA names director, capital programs and construction

Bus| June 7, 2012
Vince Harris will be responsible for the SFMTA’s $3 billion Capital Improvement Program, including new light rail extensions, facility upgrades and enhancements and system overhead wire and rail replacement projects, reporting directly to Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin.
Bus| June 7, 2012

SORTA receives $1.6M for mini-hybrids

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s new Ohio Transit Preservation Partnership Program will enable the agency to buy five of these vehicles, which have advanced thermal cooling systems that provide a cost savings of $2,000 a year in fuel savings and improved operational performance per bus.
Motorcoach| June 7, 2012

Business lessons from the Chinatown bus industry?

With the recent federal shutdown of 26 bus companies, it appears that the era of the Chinatown bus has come to a close. Fast Company magazine weighs in on what these companies did wrong and what they did right.
Motorcoach| June 7, 2012

FMCSA, CVSA wrap up ‘Roadcheck’ for 2012

Placed specific attention on enforcing compliance with Hours-of-Service regulations, educating drivers about preventing driver fatigue, and checking brake system operations and brake adjustment.
Rail| June 6, 2012

Poll: Calif. high-speed rail losing support

Shows that while 53% of the state's voters approved a bond issue for a high-speed passenger rail project in 2008, 59% would oppose it if given another chance to vote.
Bus| June 6, 2012

Nova delivers 4 LFS buses to Clemson Area Transit

LFS Smart Buses also come with a wealth of standard features that ensure high performance and a competitive life cycle cost. In addition, the Nova LFS is the lightest bus in the industry, which translates into another opportunity for cost reduction for the agency.
Rail| June 6, 2012

NCTD launches e-ticketing pilot

The new technology, developed with CooCoo Inc., a Huntington, N.Y.-based transit technology company, allows customers to use a credit or debit card to purchase a Coaster train ticket from a computer, smart phone or tablet. The Coaster commuter train runs between Oceanside and San Diego seven days a week with a weekday ridership of about 5,600.
Bus| June 6, 2012

Proterra launches Calif. electric bus demo

The demonstration project will introduce the San Joaquin RTD’s first fully electric buses into service, reducing energy consumption, waste and pollution in California’s Central Valley, an area of strategic importance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Rail| June 6, 2012

Questions raised about Detroit rail project

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood asked Mayor Dave Bing, Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the private M-1 Rail group about Detroit’s 3.3-mile, $137 million rail line project costs and who would eventually run it.

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