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Missouri receives $22.6M for rail bridge

Rail| March 29, 2012
The new 1,200-foot bridge will eliminate one of the worst rail bottlenecks in the country by adding capacity and reducing delays for more than 600 daily passengers on Amtrak trains traveling between Kansas City, Mo. and St. Louis and moving more than 60 trains through the 283-mile line each day.

Bombardier to supply 300 subway cars to N.Y.

Rail| March 29, 2012
The $600 million order will allow rolling stock manufacturer to retain 300 jobs and preserves an additional 200 jobs for area suppliers.
Motorcoach| March 29, 2012

Dallas operator adds Temsa TS35

The coaches are equipped standard with a Cummins engine, Allison B500 transmission and three-point seat belts. The TUI Bus Services coach is also equipped with Alcoa Rims, REI Audio-Video system, 110-volt plug outlets and Wi-Fi.
Motorcoach| March 28, 2012

Fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

Letters dated March 16, 2012 attempting to obtain banking information are circulating among motor carriers. They are signed by a fictitious name of "Julie Weynel – Senior Procurement Officer.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Utah Transit proposes fines for distracted behavior near rail crossings

Under the proposed ordinance, a person caught talking or texting on a cellphone, listening to a portable music device, reading and even attending to personal hygiene or grooming, could be fined by UTA police.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Las Vegas Desert Xpress seeks $4.9B fed loan

An alliance of businesses and politicians is backing the plan for a bullet train which will travel from Southern California to Las Vegas.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Translink has no authority to enforce fare evasion fines

While it does have the authority to issue the $173 tickets, it is the responsibility of the provincial automobile insurance agency ICBC to collect fines when people choose to pay them, but ICBC has no authority to force people to pay.
Bus| March 28, 2012

N.Y. MTA e-procurement saves millions

Under the new method, companies hoping to do business with the MTA log into a website that allows them to place bids in real time and simultaneously track whether they are currently the low bidder, or have been underbid.
Rail| March 28, 2012

CN sells rail line segments to Canada's Metrolinx

GO Transit's Richmond Hill commuter rail service operates over a portion of CN's Bala Subdivision. Metrolinx is acquiring a segment of the subdivision as well as a segment of CN's Oakville Subdivision.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Colo. lawmaker urging FasTracks audit

Citing faulty planning for the project. Cost estimates for the 41-mile stretch of planned commuter- train lines jumped from $894 million to $1.7 billion. Meanwhile, RTD approved a plan to build a hybrid transportation system consisting of commuter rail and bus lines instead of the initially planned full rail system.

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