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Long Island RR launches real-time pilot

Rail| December 19, 2011
To use the service, a user enters his or her origin and destination, and Train Time will then provide upcoming departure times and indications showing whether each train is running on time or, if late, by how many minutes.

Holiday themed transit photos show industry's spirit

Bus| December 16, 2011
Santas gathering to take the subway and festively lit rolling stock are some the holiday themed transit photos featured.
Bus| December 16, 2011

NTSB: 34,925 transportation deaths in 2010

Rail fatalities increased from 742 to 813, with the majority at grade crossings, though deaths on light, heavy and commuter rail rose from 229 to 253.
Management & Operations| December 16, 2011

MCI delivers 2 new J4500s to Delaware Express

Standard features on the model include a smooth wide-ride suspension, Electronic Stability Control, a SmartWave tire pressure monitoring and Amerex fire suppression system. Delaware Express also added a custom galley for snack and beverage service.
Rail| December 15, 2011

MBTA conductor honored for uncovering fare fraud scheme

Investigation began in March of the possible production and sale of illegal MBTA passes after Conductor John Slyman noticed that a customer's monthly pass appeared to be the wrong color.
Bus| December 15, 2011

Nashville study finds BRT half as costly as streetcars

Estimates a BRT system would cost $136 million to construct, less than half the $275 million required for streetcars. The number of trips riders would make on either system would be about the same, 4,500 average weekday trips on BRT versus 4,800 on streetcars in the first year.
Bus| December 15, 2011

Detroit pulls plug on light rail, favors bus rapid transit

The minimum estimated costs for the light rail project reached $550 million, with no guarantees for operating funding.
Bus| December 15, 2011

Chicago Transit to add electric vehicle charging stations

Four charging stations will serve vehicles used by Chicago car-sharing services I-Go and Zipcar — both of which are expanding their fleets to include electric vehicles — at the first charging facilities at a CTA station.
Bus| December 15, 2011

TriMet bolsters fare enforcement, revenues

Riders now have an 83% chance of either getting a $175 citation or an exclusion if they don't have a valid fare. A year ago, those odds were 35%. Additionally, the agency has been awarded a federal grant to hire four additional transit police officers, which includes a K-9 unit.
Rail| December 15, 2011

AECOM wins New Orleans streetcar contract

Will prepare final design documents for the second phase of the expansion, which spans more than a mile of the established Rampart/St. Claude transit corridor in the heart of the city and serves the French Quarter as well as other historic neighborhoods.

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