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Posted on October 29, 2008

U. of Ala. to study hydrogen buses

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Engineering will design, manufacture, demonstrate and evaluate a 30-foot prototype hydrogen cell-powered bus, and test it on various routes. For the full story, click here.

Toronto smart card project to launch in 2010

Ottawa — After sorting out the roles of several different area transit systems, the $250 million Toronto smart card project will launch as scheduled next September, with full coverage the following spring. For the full story, click here.

AIG collapse may cause transit service cuts

MCLEAN, Va. — Thirty-one transit agencies may need to repay banks and investors billions for financing deals that AIG had guaranteed, resulting in possible service cuts and project delays. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

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Metro-North Railroad partners with Zipcar for carshare program

A total of 14 Zipcars are available now through the partnership including a Honda Civic, a Jeep Renegade and a Honda CR-V.

Feds wants more proof of local money for Durham-Orange light rail line

Go Triangle expects its Board of Trustees to vote April 26 on a $70 million engineering contract, which would be executed only after the FTA allows the project to advance.

SEPTA trains collide, injuring 4

Crews are still working to remove the 18 cars involved, with each car weighing about 37 tons. The NTSB is on the scene and fully in charge of the investigation.

Minn. legislators attempting to move $900M from rail to roads, bridges

GOP legislators have long sought to block planning and funding for light-rail projects, saying they put metro-area priorities above rural Minnesota.

Alstom secures $105M Australian trainset contract

The contract will expand PTV’s fleet to 101 trains (606 cars) delivered from Alstom’s manufacturing facility in Ballarat since 2002.

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