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Peter Pan Bus appoints new president

Motorcoach| May 31, 2012
Brian R. Stefano will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company and its affiliated businesses, encompassing intercity motorcoach service and facilities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Greater New York/New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., locations.

Bombardier unveils contactless power system

Bus| May 31, 2012
Presented a new application of its Primove system, which has been installed in a pilot demonstration area of the Augsburg tram network in Germany. The system transfers power contactlessly without the use of any overhead wires.
Rail| May 31, 2012

Chicago Transit issues RFP for naming rights

In addition, the collaboration will also put a sponsor’s name and logo on system maps, exclusive advertising within the station and other collateral materials such as downtown sight-seeing guides produced by the CTA.
Accessibility| May 31, 2012

Disabled visitors using transit face hurdles for London Olympics

Despite the bus system being equipped with ramps and low-floor access for wheelchair users, critics have complained that drivers have refused to pick them up.
Bus| May 31, 2012

N.Y. transit workers allowed to wear religious head coverings

N.Y. MTA will allow Sikh and Muslim employees to wear religious head coverings while operating buses and railcars, reversing a policy enforced by the transit system following 9/11.
Motorcoach| May 31, 2012

Megabus expands to Texas, southern U.S.

Dallas, Houston; and San Antonio residents can now travel to five cities: Austin, Texas; Norman, Okla.; Memphis, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; and New Orleans for as low as $1.
Motorcoach| May 31, 2012

FMCSA shuts down 26 bus operations

The bus companies transported over 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate-95, from New York to Florida. The action is the largest single safety crackdown in the agency’s history.
Accessibility| May 31, 2012

Consolidation of some CTA, Metra, Pace services sought

Chairman says combining redundant service routes, purchasing, personnel, marketing and maintenance departments, could save taxpayers $150 million a year.
Rail| May 31, 2012

Project to attempt building clean passenger locomotive

The locomotive will run on torrefied biomass (biocoal), a biofuel created through an energy-efficient processing of cellulosic biomass. Biocoal exhibits the same energy density and material handling properties as coal, but unlike coal, it is carbon neutral, contains no heavy metals, and produces less ash, smoke and volatile off-gases.
Accessibility| May 30, 2012

Report: Smart transportation systems to continue growth

The area of heaviest investment will be traffic management systems, including traveler information, congestion charging, and adaptive signaling.

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