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British Policy Tide Shifting Toward Public Transport

Management & Operations| August 13, 1999
Bolstered by several new reports, the British government says its new polices have begun to show material results in favor of public transport.

Will the EU Change Transport Policies in Commission Shuffle?

Management & Operations| August 10, 1999
Ever since Romano Prodi, president-designate of the European Commission, announced his choices for the new European Commissioners and the restructuring of the commission bureaucracy itself, EU-watchers have wondered what will happen to Union policies and programs affecting transport.
Rail| August 6, 1999

India State Railway Investigates Collision’s Cause

Nearly 2,500 people were on board two passenger trains earlier this week when one was inexplicably diverted onto another track, causing the trains to collide head-on at about 60 mph.
Management & Operations| August 6, 1999

Volvo Buys Scania as World Bus Industry Continues to Consolidate

The number of bus companies in the world continues to get smaller as Volvo has announced that it has acquired the other Swedish bus builder Scania.
Rail| August 3, 1999

Thanks to Aid Effort, Sarajevo Now a Working Tram Museum

For the past four years, the Bosnian government with help from the international community has been gradually rebuilding the shattered infrastructure.
Rail| July 28, 1999

Corridor Adopted for High-Speed Train Network

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) approved the recommended mainline corridor for a statewide network of high-speed passenger trains.
Management & Operations| July 23, 1999

Ryder Sells Bus Businesses to UK’s FirstGroup

Ryder System has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Ryder Public Transportation Services (RPTS) Group to FirstGroup plc for $940 million in cash.
Management & Operations| July 21, 1999

Palm Springs to take Contract Paratransit Back In-House

Staff of the Sunline Transit Agency in Palm Springs, Calif., recommended to its board of directors that it not issue an RFP for its paratransit service.
Rail| July 18, 1999

Long Island Railroad’s East Access Project to Grand Central Terminal Proceeds

New York’s MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) selected Parsons Transportation Group as its Systems Engineering Consultant (SEC) for the East Side Access project.
Rail| July 17, 1999

Metrolink to Expand, Upgrade Commuter Rail Service

The Los Angeles conurbation’s Metrolink has announced that the California Transportation Commission has awarded it $25.7 million in state rail funds to help fund new passenger cars, track improvements and upgrade ticket vending machines.

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