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Posted on December 17, 2008

Congress requesting funds for D.C. to N.Y.C. high-speed rail

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) announced that Congress hopes to include plans for development of a high-speed rail system between New York City and Washington D.C. in future infrastructure spending. For the full story, click here.

Hybrid bus co. to create hundreds of jobs

LIVONIA, Mich. — Troy, Mich.-based Fisher Coachworks LLC plans to invest $7 million to develop an ultra-lightweight, hybrid transit bus. The project is expected to generate 540 jobs within five years. For the full story, click here.

Bike commuter benefit details unclear

CHICAGO — The bike commuter benefit, a provision listed in the $700 billion financial bailout plan, allows employees a $20 monthly reimbursement if they bike regularly to work. However, several companies are requesting guidance on how to implement the plan. For the full story, click here.

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Alstom debuts world's first hydrogen train entering passenger service

The zero-emission Coradia iLint, which debuted in Lower Saxony, Germany, can reach up to 140 km/h (90 mph).

WMATA announces contracting opportunity for Silver Line extension

Under the agency's plan to "Keep Metro Safe, Reliable and Affordable," the use of competitive contracting is recommended as a way to control operating and maintenance costs

Amtrak Pacifc Surfliner, MLB team up for rail safety awareness

Partners with San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and California Operation Lifesaver to highlight the importance of safety around train tracks.

Zmudzinski to lead national rail systems at WSP

Will lead the firm’s transit and rail systems engineering team and support business development across the U.S.

4 teams submit design-build bids for Foothill Gold Line light rail project

Includes technical approach to completing the design and construction of the project, their management method, and financial bid.

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