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California tram is engineering marvel

Rail| May 1, 2001
The aerial tramway at Palm Springs, Calif., is one of three such in the world, and an engineering marvel.

Fuel cell partnership receives government funding

The ThunderPower fuel cell bus partnership received $740,000 in government funding to develop and demonstrate a transit bus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and a hybrid-electric drive system.

New FTA, FRA administrators tabbed

It was announced that President Bush will nominate Jenna Dorn as FTA Administrator and Allan Rutter as FRA administrator.
Rail| May 1, 2001

Acela exceeding expectations

Since its inaugural run on Dec. 11, 2000, performance and revenue numbers of Amtrak’s Acela Express have consistently improved, exceeding original expectations.
Rail| May 1, 2001

Seoul subway shows film highlights

A train dedicated to the cinema was designed for use in Seoul, South Korea, to make traveling on the system more pleasurable.
Rail| May 1, 2001

Hong Kong firm bids on British rail project

A Chinese newspaper is reporting that the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corp. will bid on the right to expand and operate Britain’s Manchester Metrolink light-rail system.
Rail| May 1, 2001

British rail feeling the pinch

The largest rail operator in the United Kingdom announced plans to cut costs by consolidating the management of three of its franchises, prompting complaints from the rail management union and passenger representatives.

ISO 9001 gets second thoughts: comments from the trenches

There is a growing body of evidence that these standards, to put it diplomatically, have not fulfilled their promise.

The ugly, the bad and the good in public transportation

This is about the good, the bad and the ugly in public transportation, in reverse order so we can end on a high note.

Expect 42-volt systems to produce advantages and challenges

Already being developed for cars and light trucks, 42-volt electrical systems will soon come to heavier vehicles, automotive experts say.

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