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September 3, 2015
NYC reaches deal with MTA bus drivers union on safety law

The law, passed last year as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan, made failure to yield — which had been a traffic violation — a misdemeanor crime in some cases in which a driver injured or killed a pedestrian or cyclist who had the right of way.



Keolis to deploy more personnel on MBTA commuter rail trains

Fifty four newly recruited conductors and assistant conductors to assist with passenger safety and comfort, on-time performance and fare collection.



Industry Set to Converge on Indianapolis for BusCon 2015

This year’s expo, being held Sept. 28 to 30, continues to be the best place for the entire bus industry to see the growing vehicle and technology options on the market, as well as take part in a top-notch educational program and plenty of networking opportunities.



New Flyer's XE40 electric bus passes Altoona Testing

With successful completion of the Altoona Test, New Flyer can provide operators with objective data indicating the XE40 battery-electric bus is built to rely on, day in and day out.



KC Streetcar, KCATA team for regional transit support, services

As part of this partnership, the KCATA will provide important services to KC Streetcar operations, including inclusion of KC Streetcar into KCATA regional radio operations, inclusion of KC Streetcar in KCATA’s Regional Call Center Passenger Information Hotline and federally-required ADA complementary paratransit service.


SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.


Proterra Catalyst bus travels 258 miles on single charge

The Catalyst’s range demonstration marks a significant step toward Proterra’s goal of providing a high-performance bus that can serve any typical transit route in the U.S. 


Va.'s DASH set to honor 5 millionth rider

As part of celebrating this milestone, DASH will be on the lookout for the five millionth rider who will be boarding one of the trolleys on Wednesday, Sept. 9, sometime between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.


Buffalo, N.Y.'s NFTA, Trillium team for CNG station

The agency has ordered 44 full-size, CNG-powered buses from Nova Bus. The first 20 are due later this year and will begin transporting passengers at that time, with the remaining units to follow in 2016. The new buses will replace the oldest diesel buses currently in use.

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