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Public Not Pleased With Proposed FRA Rule

Rail| March 23, 2000
Designated quiet zones and the decibel level of train horns were topics raised at one of eight public hearings held by the Federal Railroad Association.

Phoenix Voters Approve LRT, Bus Expansion

Management & Operations| March 21, 2000
Phoenix voters approved a massive $2.9 billion multimodal public transport improvement scheme by a two-to-one margin.
Management & Operations| March 21, 2000

DOT Announces Transit Safety Plan

U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Mortimer Downey has unveiled a new initiative to ensure "the highest levels of safety in the nation’s mass transit," as he put it.
Management & Operations| March 16, 2000

Public Transport in Good Funding Place, But Issues Loom

Congress is set to approve a record $6.3 billion for public transport assistance in Fiscal Year 2001, but the industry is not resting on its laurels.
Management & Operations| March 6, 2000

Fewer People Using Buses, Trains in England, Says Royal Automobile Club

Only one in four people would use their cars less if public transport was better, says a study released by the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom.
Management & Operations| March 2, 2000

Athens Inaugurates New Metro System

After setbacks from impromptu archaeological digs and building one of the largest public works in Greek history, the Athens Metro was finally inaugurated in January.
Rail| March 2, 2000

Amtrak Unveils Expansion Plans

Amtrak has unveiled a dramatic new plan to expand its passenger service and increase its fledgling freight business.
Management & Operations| February 29, 2000

Unique Private-Sector Co-Op Examines How Bus Rapid Transit Could be Established in Detroit

Four of the most prominent civic organizations in the Detroit area are collaborating to examine how a regional bus rapid transit (BRT) network of rapid transit service—modeled after the successful one in Curitiba, Brazil—could be established in the Detroit metropolitan region.
Management & Operations| February 28, 2000

It's Diesel vs. Natural Gas in Harvard Study, Calif., NY Look at Phasing Out Diesel

There is no clear advantage between choosing diesel fuel or natural gas for heavy-duty vehicles, said a study done by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.
Management & Operations| February 24, 2000

Los Angeles Orders More Buses

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) continues to order buses at a furious pace in order to comply with court-ordered improvements in bus service.

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