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Utah taps HDR for streetcar design services

Rail| September 15, 2011
The Sugar House Streetcar project construction costs are estimated to be approximately $37 million. HDR will provide preliminary engineering and final design services for the track work, structures, drainage, utility relocations, stations, street reconstruction and at-grade crossings.

Feds award $19.4M in rail relocation funds

Rail| September 15, 2011
FRA's RLR Grant Program assists projects that improve community livability and promote economic development by addressing the effects of rail traffic on safety, roadway and pedestrian traffic, overall quality of life and local area commerce.
Motorcoach| September 15, 2011

MCI delivers J4500 to Massachusetts-based operation

AA Transportation chose the J4500 model with the Cummins engine and the Allison B500 6-speed automatic transmission.
Accessibility| September 15, 2011

Ricon, Prime Time donate van to homeless vets

The new van will be used to transport veterans to Fort Wayne VA hospitals, appointments at medical treatment centers, and local activities and events.
Bus| September 14, 2011

Valley Metro adds 17 hybrid-electric buses

Will replace older 30-, 35- and 40-foot buses that run on routes in Tempe, Ariz., and have surpassed their useful life. The fleet was paid for with regional Proposition 400 funds, FTA 5307 formula grant funds specifically allocated for bus fleet replacement and FTA’s Clean Fuels Grant Program, which provided the hybrid propulsion system.
Rail| September 14, 2011

S.F. MTA to award $233.5M subway contract

A construction approach called "deep tunneling" will be used to construct the Central Subway. Deep tunneling allows most of the work to be done below ground, reducing disruption on the surface by using the TBMs, a technology that has been used extensively throughout the world.
Rail| September 14, 2011

MassDOT receives $32.5M for station expansion, enhancements

South Station offers travelers access to Amtrak's high-speed Acela service as well as Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail, intercity bus, rapid transit and bus rapid transit services, including direct service to Boston Logan International Airport.
Motorcoach| September 14, 2011

NTSB calls for ban on mobile phone use by commercial drivers

Board issued 15 new safety recommendations to the FHWA, the FMCSA, the NHTSA, ASHTO, the Governors Highway Safety Association, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia.
Bus| September 14, 2011

UPDATE: Argentina bus-train crash kills 11, injures 212

Two passenger trains and a bus collided when the driver of the bus drove around rail track barriers to try to beat the trains across the tracks. The driver was among the 11 killed.
Bus| September 13, 2011

House extends surface transportation bill

While the vote was a result of a bipartisan agreement between Senate and House leaders, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee John Mica (R-FL) said it will be the last temporary extension he will support and that a full four-year funding bill needs to be put into place after this one expires.

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