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METRO Briefs

Bus| October 21, 2009
Hybrid buses growing in popularity. Forum showcases futuristic rail projects. Metrolink union sues over train cameras.

Bombardier to supply very high-speed trains to China

Rail| September 28, 2009
The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated $4 billion. Bombardier’s share of the contract is estimated at $2 billion.
Rail| September 24, 2009

CHSRA to add $4.5B to fed stimulus funding app

Board approved a detailed package of dozens of engineering, environmental review, design-build, train control and electrification projects among every section of the 800-mile system.
Bus| September 23, 2009

METRO Briefs

D.C. Metro partners with suicide prevention groups. Weekend riders drive Valley Metro ridership. San Francisco HSR station spot still undecided.
Bus| September 4, 2009

L.A. Metro launches fall TV show

Viewers introduced to options for high-speed rail in Southern California (imagine downtown L.A.'s Union Station as an airport without airplanes); learn about Metro as a jobs factory (Metro projects already employ thousands and federal stimulus funds and Measure R monies will add countless more jobs); visit L.A.'s museums via Metro, and more.
Rail| August 26, 2009

Michigan seeks funding for high-speed Amtrak line

Trains currently operate at speeds up to 95 mph between Kalamazoo and Niles and are expected to increase to 110 mph by the end of 2009. Federal funding would allow expansion of better train technology and increased train speeds east of Kalamazoo, while Amtrak expands the technology and increases train speeds west to Porter, Ind., an important link on the trip to and from Chicago and cities beyond.
Rail| August 26, 2009

Fla. coalition backs $30M HSR bid

ConnectUs Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, sent letters to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of Florida’s application seeking funds for the Preliminary Engineering and NEPA Environmental studies for the Orlando-Miami corridor.
Bus| July 29, 2009

METRO Briefs

CTA bus drivers need help deterring harassment. Transit security officer training in question. Midwest governors seek HSR funds.
Rail| July 23, 2009

L.A. Metro joins Calif. high-speed rail coalition

Will partner to establish high-speed train service in the Los Angeles Corridor, utilizing Metro-owned facilities and rights-of-way.
Bus| July 22, 2009

METRO Briefs

Rail crash safeguards not always used. Foreign rail firms looking to stimulus . Motorcoach from 1937 rescued, renovated.

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