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September 16, 2014
Video: BusCon 2014, kicking off day 2

Ty Bobit, President and CEO of Bobit Business Media takes a moment and provides us with an update of all of the great things happening at BusCon 2014. Brought to you by METRO & LCT magazines. Stay tuned, for more videos from the show floor.

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.

U.S. DOT announces $12.2 million for M-1 RAIL in Detroit

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined local, state and federal government officials, private donors and the Detroit community at a “Track Signing Ceremony” in Detroit to announce the TIGER grant for the M-1 RAIL project.

BusCon 2014, Welcome to Indianapolis

Ty Bobit, President of Bobit Business Media welcomes you to the 19th Annual BusCon show being held at the Indianapolis Convention Center! Brought to you by METRO and LCT magazines!

Proterra Selects Toshiba Batteries for Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

Proterra buses will use Toshiba’s Rechargeable Batteries (SCiB™), a safe rechargeable battery solution with high-rate performance and long-life capabilities that is used in a wide range of applications, from EVs to grid energy storage.

Mobility Ventures exhibiting accessible MV-1 models at BusCon

Company is showcasing two models of the MV-1 — its standard DX model and its new LX luxury model. The vehicles, both of which meet or exceed the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, can be seen at Booth #501.

Palm Beach County picks 3 companies to take over paratransit service

Switching from one operator to three new companies is expected to cost $184 million. But the county is banking that the investment in hiring more help will correct late bus pickups and other service problems that triggered a flood of rider complaints, according to the report.

On-duty paratransit driver caught allegedly soliciting prostitute

Rodrigue Macharie, was driving a Sarasota County Area Transit paratransit bus when police say he drove his bus to North Tamiami Trail and flagged down who he thought was a prostitute, but was an undercover police officer, according to the report.

Photos: Grand Central upgrade plan in visuals

More than $200 million in public improvements to Grand Central Terminal proposed by N.Y. developer: new and iconic transit connections, including new transit hall with direct connection to GCT and new East Side Access concourse; improve and modernize existing transit connections to Metro-North and 4,5,6,7 and S trains; significantly improving pedestrian flow; and new landscaped pedestrian outdoor public space on Vanderbilt between 42nd and 43rd Streets.

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