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Posted on June 3, 2009

San Diego transit to freeze wages

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — To help close a $2.5 million budget gap in the next fiscal year and avoid more fare increases, many union employees at the North County Transit District have agreed to a wage freeze. For the full story, click here.

 

Tenn. conducting vehicle safety checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — From Tuesday to Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Safety is taking part in Operation Roadcheck 2009, a commercial vehicle campaign in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. For the full story, click here.

 

Montana tribe gets first transit system

BUSBY, Mont. — The Northern Cheyenne tribe received a $400,000 federal grant to fund their first bus system, which currently consists of two buses and three drivers, and will serve a community of 4,100 reservation residents. For the full story, click here.

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GILLIG, Cummins to display battery electric bus at APTA Mobility

The bus initially incorporates the standard 444 kWh battery capacity and supports charging interoperability via industry standards.

TfL orders world-first hydrogen double-decker buses to help tackle London’s toxic air

Twenty British-built zero-emission hydrogen buses, from Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, will arrive next year.

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