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Chicago's 'L' station features virtual supermarket

Rail| May 9, 2012

Online grocer Peapod turned a busy CTA "L" station at State and Lake streets into a virtual supermarket aisle, enabling commuters to use their smart phones to scan and buy any of 70 items for delivery the next day.

States partner for Chicago-to-Detroit HSR study

Rail| May 9, 2012
Goal of the study, which will be funded through a $3.2 million FRA grant and $200,000 each from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Norfolk Southern, is to reduce passenger travel times between the cities and efficiently move freight through the congested Chicago-to-Porter, Ind., segment.
Bus| May 8, 2012

Peerless Electronics launches eCommerce stores

Each online product includes specs, technical descriptions, manufacturer hyperlinks, photos (many with zoom-in capabilities) and drawings/PDFs to assist customers in selecting the right parts for their application.
Rail| May 7, 2012

Metrolink chief to step down to lead Fla. rail co.

John Fenton, who is stepping down for family and professional reasons, has worked to improve the service and safety of the commuter line following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008.
Bus| May 7, 2012

SORTA unveils five mini-hybrid buses

The new 40-foot buses have an advanced thermal cooling system technology which provides benefits, including fuel economy improvement up to 10%; up to 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; reduction in maintenance costs and increased safety through the elimination of hydraulic fluid leaks.
Bus| May 7, 2012

FTA releases $20M in emergency transportation funds

Will reimburse Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in affected areas are also eligible for reimbursement.
Motorcoach| May 7, 2012

Maine opens $14.7M transportation, maintenance facility

Will provide a place for visitors to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island to park their cars and ride the free Island Explorer shuttle bus service to destinations around the park and island. Twenty-nine clean, propane-powered buses and four gasoline-powered vans will be maintained at the facility.
Accessibility| May 7, 2012

APTA names Bus Safety & Security Award winners

Safety awards went to Monterey-Salinas Transit of Monterey, Calif; San Antonio, Texas-based VIA Metropolitan Transit and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Pierce Transit of Lakewood, Wash. and New York City Transit took home security awards.
Bus| May 7, 2012

New Flyer, Alexander Dennis team to offer ‘midi bus’

Will collaborate to introduce a North American medium-duty low-floor bus (or “midi bus”) specifically developed and tested to a 10-year operational life. New Flyer is responsible for sales, marketing, manufacturing and aftermarket support. Alexander Dennis will engineer, test and develop the prototype.
Rail| May 4, 2012

Mass. opens ARRA-funded transit facilities

The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient John W. Olver Intermodal Center in Greenfield, Mass., will improve access to Amtrak. Meanwhile, the new 350-space parking garage at the North Leominster Commuter Rail Station is one of several improvement projects along MBTA’s Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line.

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