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Detroit light rail group to pay some costs, raises estimate

Rail| April 24, 2012
Backers now estimate the 3.3-mile streetcar line will cost $137 million to build.

Bus tire casing defect leads to Michelin recall

Accessibility| April 24, 2012
Company is voluntarily recalling 77,775 Michelin XZU2, XZU3 and XM505 bus tires due to casings that may experience a loss of integrity and rapid air loss.
Bus| April 24, 2012

L.A. Metro launches new smart phone app

"Go Metro Los Angeles" offers trip planning, station/stop locations, bus arrival info, maps and notifications.
Bus| April 24, 2012

San Diego to add New Flyer buses, Siemens trolleys

Will purchase 53 new 40-foot low-floor compressed natural gas buses for $22.3 million and seven more low-floor trolleys for $26.9 million, in addition to 57 low-floor cars already on order.
Bus| April 24, 2012

D.C. Metro operator diagnosed with viral meningitis

The bus operator's only recent shift was Friday morning, when the operator was assigned to a bus on the 14th Street Line.
Bus| April 24, 2012

$20 million available from EPA for clean diesel projects

States, tribes, local governments, and non-profits are eligible to apply for these grants. Projects can reduce air pollution from older school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives and other diesel engines. The closing date for receipt of proposals is June 4, 2012.

Rail| April 24, 2012

N.Y.'s Grand Central to be more energy efficient with upgrades

Equipment that keeps the terminal cool in the summer, warm in the winter and flushed with fresh air all year round is being upgraded though a $22 million partnership between NYPA and MTA Metro-North Railroad. The project will conserve energy and save an estimated $3 million a year.
Rail| April 24, 2012

CTA West Loop headquarters now LEED platinum certified

CTA achieved the status thanks to the efforts of its property manager Transwestern, a commercial real estate services firm that oversees the CTA headquarters facilities.
Motorcoach| April 24, 2012

MCI delivers to Omaha, Neb.

Intended for high-end tours and charters, the newest Arrow Stage Lines J4500 has a rear galley with Keurig coffeemaker as well as a host of premium features including three-point seat belts, elegant wood flooring, Wi-Fi, 110-volt outlets for passenger electronics, chrome mirrors and more.
Accessibility| April 24, 2012

PTM/Veolia's Sun Tran, Sun Van contract extended

The two-year contract, which goes into effect May 17, 2012, also includes operation of the Downtown Loop circulator service, development of a seamless regional fare system, and management of the Special Services Office that sells fare products and evaluates applicants for the city’s Economy Fare Program.

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