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BART fire haults service

Bus| June 15, 2012
The incident occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. when a blaze in a building under construction near the West Oakland Station damaged electrical and communications systems on the elevated BART tracks and forced the transit agency to cancel Transbay service just hours before the start of the morning commute.

Bombardier wins BART railcar contract

Rail| June 15, 2012
The contract includes a first option order for 150 cars that BART intends to order later this month and additional options which, if exercised, would bring the total number of cars ordered to 775 and the total value of the order to approximately $1.5 billion.
Bus| June 15, 2012

BusCon to welcome APTA's Michael Melaniphy

As a nationally recognized leader, Melaniphy’s entire career has been in public transportation, with more than 24 years of both public and private sector experience. Always a strong advocate for giving back, he also serves on a number of higher education and non-profit boards.
Bus| June 15, 2012

Seon releases 8-channel mobile DVR

Designed for advanced mobile surveillance applications, the TX8 gives bus operators powerful features like geo-fencing and a built-in G-sensor essential for AVL integration and monitoring driver behavior.
Bus| June 14, 2012

Report: Banks to blame for high N.Y. MTA fares

Says one reason for recent fare hikes and service cuts is financial arrangements that the MTA made with banks on 10% of its $33 billion in debt. The agency is losing almost $114 million a year.
Bus| June 14, 2012

MBTA may get bailout

Massachusetts House lawmakers approved a bailout bill, which, if approved by the state Senate, would transfer to the agency $49 million from a state fund.
Bus| June 14, 2012

Chicago RTA unveils green transit plan

Key initiatives highlighted include bringing the region’s system to a state of good repair; expanding real-time bus and train arrival information; modernizing fare payment systems; expanding technical assistance and funding efforts related to TOD; studying and piloting more efficient locomotives, trains and buses; and installing additional pollution control technologies on buses and trains.
Bus| June 14, 2012

COTA driver accused of using phone on duty

COTA forbids drivers from texting or talking on cellphones while driving, even with hands-free devices.
Bus| June 14, 2012

Enterprise converting more airport shuttles to biodiesel

The company converted all of its shuttle buses to biodiesel at airport locations within five miles of a biodiesel fueling station. Overall, more than 70% of its buses now run on biodiesel, with approximately 50% using 5% biodiesel (B5) and more than 20% using B20.
Rail| June 14, 2012

Amtrak, Mich. open $3.6M revamped station

The city of Battle Creek’s the Intermodal Transportation Center, used by Amtrak and other carriers, features include a new entrance/passenger drop-off area, fenced long-term parking lot, improved exterior lighting and landscaping, as well as remodeled office space for Amtrak and other tenants.

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