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November 20, 2014
UK launches bus powered by human and food waste

The Bio-Bus can travel up to 186 miles on a full tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce.



Facebook drivers vote to unionize

The new arrangement, the latest step in an ongoing push by labor unions to engage with tech companies, could point to a model for organized labor among contractors of local tech firms, including Apple Inc. and Google Inc.



N.Y. man suspected of pushing man off platform arrested

Wai KuenKwok, 61, of the Bronx was standing on the platform with his wife on Sunday morning when he was shoved in front of a D train. The NYPD released surveillance video of a man believed to be the man arrested Tuesday night.


Shuster to continue as chairman of House T&I

In a statement, he says he looks forward to building upon the committee's previous successes and continuing our work to reform federal programs, cut red tape, reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and families, and promote greater transparency and fiscal responsibility.


NTSB releases Metro-North special investigation report

The report examines several common safety management problems present in all the accidents. Last month the NTSB released accident briefs identifying the probable causes of these accidents.


Japan test runs 311 mph maglev train

The maglev trains have been tested before between the cities of Uenohara and Fuefuki but now members of the public have been allowed on board for the first time.


2014 Women In Transportation: Ann Dawson-August

Executive Director Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Birmingham, Ala.


UMA announces tire sales member program

Motorcoach Tire Sales offers direct shipping from Toyo distribution centers to the operator's front door. This unique model streamlines the tire purchasing process and enables Motorcoach Tire Sales to provide aggressive pricing for UMA members.


CUTA presents 2014 Leadership Awards

The ceremony took place in front of transit leaders gathered in Niagara Falls for the CUTA Fall Conference and Trans-Expo, hosted by Niagara Falls Transit, Welland Transit, St. Catharines Transit Commission and Niagara Parks.

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Are your bus operators square?

If you are in transit, you know this question has nothing to do with lifestyle and everything to do with left hand turns. And in transit, we prefer squares. For the sake of clarity, we are talking about the difference between taking extra care to square off a left-hand turn as opposed to simply rounding the turn. A square turn involves setting up the pivot point of the bus and by its very nature requires the operator to conduct the turn at a much slower rate of speed.

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Alleyn Harned
Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities
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Va. transit fleet kicks off major CNG transition

GRTC is a member of the Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) coalition, which over the years has hosted a variety of workshops, webinars and other training opportunities for fleets interested in transitioning to CNG. Another coalition member — the City of Richmond — inaugurated its fleet of CNG refuse haulers in 2011, which set the stage for GRTC’s transition. View the YouTube video to see how VCC helped the city implement its CNG fleet.

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