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Alstom Completes Istanbul Metro, Inks Deal in Thailand

Rail| September 16, 2000
September 16 marked the opening of Istanbul, Turkey's first metro, constructed by an Alstom-led consortium and its Turkish partners, Albayrak and Cengiz Insaat, for a total investment of $550 million.

Optare Rolls Out Alero, Small Bus Targeted at Growing U.K. Disabilities, Smaller City Markets

Management & Operations| September 14, 2000
The Optare Group unveiled its new Alero small bus.
Rail| September 6, 2000

Las Vegas Monorail Project Criticized

The current proposal for a four-mile monorail system in Las Vegas is not without critics.
Management & Operations| September 6, 2000

Will 511 Assigned As National Traveler Information Number Jump-Start ITS?

The Federal Communications Commission assigned 511 as a number for travelers to call for up-to-the-minute traffic and transportation information.
Management & Operations| August 31, 2000

SunTran Buses Audited

A recent audit of Albuquerque, N.M., SunTran's compressed natural gas buses questioned their reliability, safety and maintenance costs. It is another example of a growing skepticism about the operational practicality of CNG.
Management & Operations| August 22, 2000

Motorcoach Census Finds Industry Carries 860 Million Passengers Annually

Carrying more passengers than the rail and airline industries, the motorcoach industry annually carries 860 million passengers in the United States and Canada.
Management & Operations| August 14, 2000

Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 10th Birthday

In the 10 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established, about 80% of buses in the United States have become ADA accessible, said Michael Winter of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Management & Operations| August 9, 2000

Large Idling Fines Imposed on New York City Buses

Bus drivers not obeying the three-minute idling law in New York City can be faced with fines of up to $900, said the United Motorcoach Association (UMA).
Management & Operations| August 7, 2000

DaimlerChrysler Sells Adtranz to Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with DaimlerChrysler AG to acquire its subsidiary DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems GmbH (Adtranz), based in Berlin.
Management & Operations| August 7, 2000

DaimlerChrysler Buys Western Star Trucks, Orion Bus

DaimlerChrysler AG and Western Star Trucks Holdings announced it intends to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Western Star Trucks Holdings, a Canadian-based manufacturer of trucks, and Orion Bus Industries.

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