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Skanska to equip D.C. Metro rail for $66M

Rail| June 19, 2012
Will design and construct a test track, commissioning facility, parking garage and other facilities near the existing Greenbelt Maintenance Yard in Prince George’s County, Md. The new facility will allow Metro to conduct testing and commission new and rehabilitated rail vehicles.

Minn. conducts walkability survey for light rail

Rail| June 19, 2012
St. Paul and Minneapolis residents will map, evaluate and score the walk from their homes to future Central Corridor light rail stations.
Motorcoach| June 19, 2012

N.Y. permit system to regulate intercity buses

Penalties for intercity buses in violation of permit requirements or restrictions would consist of a fine of up to $1,000 for a first violation, up to $2,500 for repeat violations, and permit suspension or revocation.
Bus| June 19, 2012

Detroit DOT bus tracking improves system

Ninety-five percent of buses are using a tracking system that allows control center operators to adjust routes to fill any gaps caused by unpredicted delays. Operators say the system has made operations run smoothly.
Bus| June 19, 2012

Coach America bankruptcy impacts Calif. transit

Ventura County Transportation Commission officials say if the shutdown of VISTA cannot be somehow avoided and that they need more time to find another company to provide bus service. They say they are asking Coach America to keep the buses on the streets for at least another month.
Bus| June 19, 2012

N. Carolina county officials pass on referendum

Durham County voters already approved a tax hike for the plan. Orange County voters will decide whether to approve it this November.
Bus| June 19, 2012

Nova delivers 2 LFS buses to Iowa

CyRide will use the articulated vehicles to transport the steadily increasing ridership of the city of Ames and Iowa State University. The vehicles feature an advanced electric cooling system and the manufacturer’s hePEX system, which is light, easy to maintain and corrosion resistant.
Bus| June 18, 2012

Sun Metro unveils new site, bike loading video

The new website contains more in-depth information about the services offered by Sun Metro and was created to be more user friendly.
Rail| June 18, 2012

San Diego light rail tops for fare collection

San Diego MTS collected 54% of the cost of operating the trolley through fares, more than double the nationwide average of 24%, according to federal data.
Accessibility| June 18, 2012

Real-time bus schedule app gets fed funding

The smartphone app Tiramisu has been in use in Pittsburgh since the summer of 2011 and is available for iPhone and Android phones. Thus far, users have recorded more than 30,000 trips on Port Authority of Allegheny County buses and trains.

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