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Sound Transit's 2nd tunnel boring finished

Rail| April 4, 2012
Tunneling contractors will now focus on building 15 cross passages between the two tunnels. The overall $1.9 billion project is about halfway complete and scheduled to open in 2016.

Florida co. may build private passenger rail

Rail| April 4, 2012
Florida East Coast Industries’ “All Aboard Florida” would connect Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa and Orlando and utilize the 200 miles of track between these cities the company already owns and uses for freight.
Bus| April 3, 2012

Fla. city mulls sidewalk chalk transit campaign

While other cities have joined Broward County Transit's campaign to promote public transportation with pro-public transit slogans stenciled on its sidewalks, the city of Hollywood rejected it, due to concerns over inviting graffiti.
Motorcoach| April 3, 2012

Despite crashes, lax oversight for bus inspections

Businesses that perform state of inspections of buses were able to continue to inspect buses even though cited by federal authorities for failings.
Bus| April 3, 2012

San Diego transit receives 100% compliance score from FTA

Gets perfect score for second consecutive time. Oversight committee compared MTS to other transit systems in the U.S. and found that it is the most efficiently operated transit agency among nine peer systems.
Bus| April 3, 2012

FTA releases $13.1M for fuel cell bus program

The funds, shared by Calstart in Pasadena, Calif.; the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta; and the Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium in Boston, will go to 11 research and demonstration projects.
Bus| April 3, 2012

Poll: 40% support state bailout for MBTA

The statewide results, which showed 34% of respondents opposed using state dollars to plug the transit system’s budget gap and 26% were undecided or did not know, came as a surprise to analysts, who expected wider opposition to state intervention.
Bus| April 2, 2012

D.C. Metro launches anti-sexual harassment campaign

The first phase of the campaign includes an online portal for customers to report incidents to Metro Transit Police, along with improved data tracking of incidents.
Bus| April 2, 2012

New global bus rapid transit database launched

Allows users to compare BRT systems and bus corridors in all 134 cities in 36 countries. The database includes 95 different indicators on system operations, design and cost, including metrics like the number of passengers per day, commercial speed and the length of corridors.
Rail| April 2, 2012

Revised Calif. high-speed plan cuts costs by $30 billion

Construction of the entire 520-mile rail system will finish in 2028, with service to begin in 2029. This improved system will cost $68.4 billion in year-of-expenditure dollars.

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