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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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Brightline unveils West Palm Beach station

The privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with future service to Orlando.

Gov. Christie lays out deal with Amtrak for Penn Station track repairs

In announcing the deal, he said the Morris and Essex line will be most affected this summer. To offset the inconvenience, Christie is lowering the fare for a monthly pass, in some cases by as much as $280.

Alstom lands $55M German order for Coradia Lint trains

The diesel multiple units will be built in Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter and delivered by May 2019 to run on the RE Ulm-Aalen, RB Ulm-Langnau, and RB Ulm-Munderkingen lines.

OCTA to seek FTA Full Funding Agreement for streetcar project

The project is expected to cost approximately $299.3 million, with other funding coming from state cap-and-trade funding, other federal and local funding.

Miami-Dade cutting Metrorail service hours

The cutbacks on Metrorail follow an announced plan to eliminate stops on some bus routes and contract out others to save money. Metrorail ridership is down about 6% this year, while bus boardings are down about 10%.

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