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New Flyer: $265M in 3rd quarter orders

Bus| November 9, 2009
Orders are from both current and new customers and are for a variety of vehicle configurations and propulsion systems, including 35-, 40- and 60-foot buses with clean diesel, diesel-electric hybrid, gasoline-electric hybrid and compressed natural gas (CNG) propulsion systems.

MBTA honored for fighting sexual harrassment

Bus| November 4, 2009
In the 18 months since the first campaign was launched in April 2008, transit police made 28 arrests for indecent assault and battery --- a 40 percent increase over arrests made for the same offense in the 18 months before April 2008.
Bus| September 21, 2009

MBTA updates system maps, signage

For the first time ever the maps will display connections to key bus routes to and from subway stations.
Bus| September 10, 2009

MBTA announces bus service improvements

With GPS technology, the T's 1,040 buses are tracked in real-time, allowing bus dispatchers to know the exact location of each bus, and the ability to immediately detect delays in service.
Bus| August 26, 2009

METRO Briefs

Detroit may lay off 113 bus drivers. MBTA defends railroad right-of-way licenses. Suspended Iowa driver returns to work.
Bus| August 20, 2009

MBTA makes schedule, geographic data public

Data includes full schedules and geographic information for all MBTA bus, rail, and ferry routes, along with several regional transit authorities.
Bus| August 12, 2009

METRO Briefs

Aloisi vows to improve MBTA. Safety goals demanded after S.F. Muni crashes. N.Y. MTA transit workers win wage hike.
Accessibility| June 8, 2009

MBTA expands cell phone ban

Effective immediately, MBTA contractors, including Mass Bay Commuter Rail (MBCR), The RIDE paratransit service, and commuter boat and private bus contractors will comply with the directive issued to MBTA operators last month.
Bus| May 19, 2009

4 MBTA unions agree to wage freeze

If agency's other unions, representing everyone from bus drivers to transit police, make a similar concession, it stands to save about $17.3 million in the FY 2010 budget, according to authority officials.
Management & Operations| May 12, 2009

MBTA bans cell phones

In response to a trolley accident on Friday, May 8th, where the trolley operator admitted to texting before colliding with another trolley, MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas implemented a policy that forbids all operators from carrying cell phones.

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