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March 24, 2014

$3.2M used to operate Calif. train shut down for months

The cost for an idle train was far greater than the $1.3 million spent to run replacement buses during the same period, according to figures provided by the NCTD.


May 20, 2013

Calif.'s NCTD reaches agreement with contractor

The agreement provides for the implementation of new procedures for communicating critical information between Veolia, its maintenance subcontractor, Bombardier Transportation and NCTD, and the early identification of risks within Sprinter operations and maintenance.


May 16, 2013

Updated: Calif. Sprinter light rail system to resume service

Follows the completion of extensive safety testing, the review of replacement parts, and inspections of the overall vehicle and railroad infrastructure by the FRA and the California Public Utilities Commission.


March 27, 2013

Long haul likely for Calif. Sprinter brake fix

The agency hopes to receive replacement parts by late April and install and test them in May, but requires regulatory approvals before it can return any of its trains to service.


March 1, 2013

San Diego’s SPRINTER rail celebrates 5 years

Launched in 2008, the SPRINTER has become the backbone of east/west public transit in North County, serving 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside. The rail line has seen record-breaking ridership in recent months, with averages of over 10,000 passengers per weekday.


December 27, 2011

San Diego transit renews Veolia light rail contract

The two-year contract extension calls for Veolia Transportation to manage the Sprinter service through December 2014 with an additional 18-month extension — with the board’s discretion — through June 30, 2016. The original contract with Veolia was approved by the agency in April 2006.


October 25, 2011

Hawaii's SpeediShuttle to expand Sprinter fleet for exclusive airport contract

All Sprinters are powered by a 3.0-liter BlueTEC diesel engine and all versions are equipped with a number of Mercedes-Benz safety features — ESP stability and rollover control, ABS anti-lock brakes, Brake Assist and traction control.


August 3, 2011

Daimler boosts Sprinter commuter-style passenger capacity

Engineers reconfigured the layout using Vogelsitze passenger seats that are thinner in design.


October 6, 2010

Brown Coach adds Sprinter

The 11-passenger vehicle boasts a six-cylinder Mercedes diesel engine, as well as many features regularly found in a traditional luxury motorcoach, such as plush seats with seat belts; premium viewing passenger windows; deluxe entertainment system with DVD/Video; reading lights; a custom rear luggage area and wheelchair capability.


April 21, 2010

Daimler releases new Sprinter model

The Shuttle Van now joins the Cargo Van, Passenger Van and Chassis Cab.


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