Driver who struck Calif. bus sentenced to year in jail

In addition to his jail and probation sentence, the driver, who was drunk when he struck a SamTrans bus last January, must pay restitution to six victims, $7,341 to one and an amount to be determined for the other five.

Crosspoint Kinetics offering special financing program

Fleet owners and managers can choose to retrofit their existing fleet with the Kinetics Hybrid or order it to be installed on new vehicles. They can also use the program to refinance their current fleet vehicles or purchase new ones with the Kinetics Hybrid system installed.

PERC unveils new branding

The Clean American Energy slogan enables fleets that operate propane autogas vehicles to now place the logo on vehicles, dispensers, tanks and marketing materials to help showcase the fact that they’ve chosen a clean, American-made fuel.

Alstom, Thales win Hong Kong CBTC contract

The extensive project will equip seven MTR lines with the latest Communications Based Train Control technology, safely adding capacity, reliability and maintainability on the existing infrastructure system.

10 years after deadly crash, Metrolink tightens up safety focus

Upgrades include “sealed” grade crossings, safer railcars and locomotives, automatic train stops and the nation’s first onboard rail video cameras. They also include the nation’s first Positive Train Control system, expected to fully roll out by spring.

Brampton Transit to test safety shields for bus operators

The clear portion of the shields being tested on Brampton Transit buses are made of AS-2 certified materials (glass or glass-polycarbonate), which are able to withstand a significant amount of force, and reduce glare and reflectivity.

Nova testing diesel-electric hybrid bus in Quebec

The E series LFS HEV will be tested for six months to document the benefits of its green technology, under the various propulsion modes it offers — diesel, hybrid electric or fully electric.

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