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Ohio DOT tabs $15M for clean-fuel bus purchase

Bus| June 10, 2010
The historic direct investment will purchase 41 environmentally friendly, clean-fuel buses for eleven local and regional transit authorities across the state.

Alstom unveils new high-speed train model

Rail| June 10, 2010
The train, designed to reach a maximum speed of 250 mph, relies on 8 traction systems with 8 motors in powered bogies, delivering a total power of 10 MW and is capable of a commercial speed of up to 225 mph.
Bus| June 10, 2010

Judge orders N.Y. MTA to restore jobs

State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla told the Authority to reopen 42 customer assistance booths across the subway system and return the agency's staffing to the level it was in May.
Bus| June 10, 2010

GIRO transit bid technology recognized by CUTA

The BidWeb module is designed to give transit employees greater control in the bid process by leveraging Web functionality to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of roster assignment bids, vacation bids, and vacation replacement bids.
Bus| June 9, 2010

INIT receives performance award for Olympic fleet system

Company honored by CUTA for exceptional system performance of its intelligent transportation technology on Translink's buses during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.
Motorcoach| June 9, 2010

UMA wins case, Murray amendment found unconstitutional

Amendment placed by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in last year's DOT appropriations bill prohibited the FTA from enforcing the Charter Bus Rule against King County Metro Transit.
Rail| June 9, 2010

BART seeks public input on budget surplus

BART could temporarily lower fares or use the up to $5 million surplus to make improvements to equipment and facilities. Another possibility is contributing to the reserve fund, which is currently empty.
Rail| June 9, 2010

TOD project near SEPTA station planned

Project includes construction of apartments with ground-floor stores near Temple University rail station, which connects with several rail lines.
Bus| June 9, 2010

Web Extra: Transit commuter benefit in danger of being slashed Dec. 31

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) included a provision to raise the monthly limit commuters can deduct from their paycheck on a pre-tax basis from $120 to $230 to pay for their commute and accrue savings. However, the additional savings will disappear if the law is allowed to sunset on Dec. 31, 2010, reverting to the $120 level unless Congress acts to extend it.
Bus| June 9, 2010

Proterra receives $20M from cleantech investor

MK Energy and Infrastructure’s investment will accelerate the construction of Proterra’s first full-scale manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., which will break ground later this year and have capacity to make 2,500 EcoRide BE-35 buses annually and employ 1,300 workers over the next five years.

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