Topic : cable car

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Ben Franklin Transit adds 3 Gillig low-floor buses

Bus| November 17, 2016

The trolley replica package outfits a modern transit bus with solid oak seats, brass-colored stanchions, a lighted cupola on the roof, and front cowcatcher. It also includes a vintage paint scheme and graphics.

San Francisco takes steps to increase cable car safety for operators

Security and Safety | August 12, 2015

In the last four months, severe collisions resulted in two operators being hospitalized due to their injuries. The new efforts are a result of discussions with Mayor Lee, the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, SFPD and SFMTA to bring additional awareness and e

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

[Photos] Rio de Janeiro: Building up transport infrastructure for Olympic Games

Tour Rio de Janeiro's various transport infrastructure projects underway and services already launched in anticipation of the 2016 Olympic Games. Projects include bus rapid transit, expressway, light rail tram and cable car.

Rail| May 17, 2012

London cable car system may not be ready for Olympics

The 1,000-yard gondola lift line crosses the River Thames in east London and is planned to be both a commuter route and a tourist attraction.
Rail| July 14, 2011

RIPTA debuts hybrid trolleys

Manufactured by Gillig Bus, in partnership with Cable Car Classics, each vehicle seats approximately 32 passengers and cost $696,959.50. FTA grants funded the base cost of the trolleys, and ARRA covered the incremental cost of the hybrid propulsion system.
Rail| April 19, 2010

San Francisco names second female grip in history

Willa Johnson's predecessor, Fannie Barnes, retired from active cable car duty in 2002.
Rail| June 22, 2009

S.F. Muni launches new cable car

Car 15, which will serve the Powell-Mason Line, was built from the ground up using original blueprints by SFMTA artisans from the Woods Carpenter Shop, the Cable Machinery Support Shop, the Special Machine Shop and the Running Repair Shop.

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