New HART CNG bus fleet yields environmental benefits, cost savings

The heavy-duty, low-floor buses, part of the agency's continuing commitment to improve air quality in the Tampa Bay area, were built by Hayward, Calif.-based bus manufacturer, Gillig.

D.C. Metro videos show safety preparedness for smoke, fire on train

The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on local television stations as Public Service Announcements. In addition, Metro has purchased paid advertising time to maximize awareness. The ads will begin airing next week.

DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Increase in rail trespass deaths shows continued safety education is key

Operation Lifesaver's “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaign "highlights the danger of trespassing, and has raised awareness of the tragic results that can occur when people trespass."

British agency first to install cyclist safety solution

Fitted to the side of a bus, a CycleEye unit uses radar and camera sensors to identify cyclists in potentially dangerous situations in close proximity to the bus and gives an audible alert to the driver’s cab. Bristol City Council will be funding a number of units on buses within the city, where cycling has more than doubled over the last 10 years.

Ohio State U. to build CNG station

The university recently issued an RFQ and is evaluating potential locations. Four of its new buses are powered by CNG, and the school says it sees a benefit to converting more of its vehicles to alternative fuels.

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