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Posted on February 18, 2009

Canada pledging $500M to GO Transit


TORONTO — The Canadian Federal and the Ontario government plan to boost the transit commuter system with funds for rail upgrades, service improvements and construction. For the full story, click here.

Emanuel: Obama pushed for high-speed rail


WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says that President Barack Obama insisted on adding $8 billion in funding for high-speed rail to the economic stimulus bill. For the full story, click here.

Seattle transit faced with $58M revenue dip


SEATTLE — Local budget and transit officials are expected to report that Metro Transit may lose $58 million over the next two years in sales tax revenue, due to cutbacks in consumer spending. For the full story, click here.

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TriMet BRT project lands $87M FTA Capital Investments funding

The alignment serves several major destinations including a Portland Community College campus, and an Oregon university.

Spokane Transit's BRT project lands $53.4M FTA grant

Funding for the Central City BRT project is provided through FTA’s CIG Program, which provides funding for major transit infrastructure projects nationwide.

Biz News: MCI delivers J4500s, DDOT orders more New Flyers

Louisiana Motor Coach is the latest operator to add the coaches, while Detroit is making the third order on a 5-year contract.

Liquid Spring suspension available for Champion, ElDorado models

The technology can help prevent driver fatigue from fighting the wind and can offer better driver and passenger comfort.

Biz News: New Flyer, Connectpoint, Icomera

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