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Alstom to supply Amsterdam metro

Rail| February 23, 2010
The municipality of Amsterdam has placed an order with Alstom Transport for 23 metro trainsets, for a total amount of around $272 million. The contract includes an option for additional metro trainsets for the North/South line which is under construction.

Cubic wins $15M South Florida smart card contract

Bus| February 23, 2010
Tri-Rail, the commuter rail service connecting Palm Beach and Broward Counties with Miami-Dade County, will be the first transit agency to join in the creation of a South Florida regional system, giving Floridians the ability to use one fare card — a smart card — to travel on both systems. Palm Tran and Broward County Transit are expected to join later.
Rail| February 23, 2010

Siemens to expand U.S. facility to meet HSR demand

The Sacramento facility, which employs more than 700 people and recently underwent a $26 million expansion, is the only permanent, light-rail vehicle manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Bus| February 23, 2010

N.Y. MTA to eliminate more than 1,000 positions

Plan includes cutting more than 600 represented and non-represented administrative positions. The agency also will begin the process of laying off up to 500 NYC Transit station agents.
Bus| February 23, 2010

Hawaii's Cummins-powered buses reach 1 million miles

The two Cummins-powered buses, which are owned by the City and County of Honolulu and operated by Oahu Transit Services Inc., are the first transit bus applications to be inducted into the club.
University| February 22, 2010

U of Mich. plans new transit center

Partially funded by ARRA, the project will reduce traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and provide bus stations that will be able to accommodate more buses from both the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority and the University.
University| February 22, 2010

Rutgers weighs added bus service

Students request more buses on weekday and weekend routes; the university's Parking and Transportation Services department says proposed changes are dependent on state funding and raising student fees.
University| February 22, 2010

U of Minn. students catch the jazz bus

The popular shuttle bus driver, known by students as the “Jazz Man,” plays music from his personal collection on his shuttle bus, and shares his musical knowledge with riders.
Bus| February 22, 2010

Ottawa students support mandatory transit pass

City plans universal student bus pass pilot program; pass would be mandatory for students at Carleton University and University of Ottawa. Students at both universities voted in favor of a referendum for the bus passes.
Bus| February 22, 2010

Sec. LaHood unveils sample anti-texting legislation

The sample state law, prepared by NHTSA and a cross-section of safety and industry organizations, would authorize law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation to drivers who are texting while driving.

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