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February 24, 2015
Proterra adds vehicle flexibility with new extended-range battery

With the introduction of the new TerraVolt extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles between charges.



Metrolink train collides with truck, derails

The VC Line 102 train, which was headed southbound to Los Angeles, hit the produce truck around 5:45 a.m. The truck caught fire and five train cars derailed with three landing on their side. The driver of the truck fled the scene, but was detained for questioning. No fatalities were reported.



Md. MTA audit finds budget gap, fuel overpayments

One major issue the audit found was the MTA effectively paid double for fueling its paratransit fleet, by including fuel costs in the hourly payment and then paying again for fuel separately. The overpayments totaled about $10 million.



Foxx wraps bus tour, announces proposed rail safety rulemaking

The rule would require adoption and enforcement of federal and state safety laws, and require SSOAs to be financially and legally independent of the rail transit systems they oversee.


AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.


Transdev contract extended in La.

Transdev has operated the Jefferson Transit system for over 60 years. The company provides operations and maintenance services for JeT, utilizing 58 vehicles and 122 employees for fixed-route bus and paratransit services.


CCW to provide Iowa with rebuilt artics

Des Moines Area Regional Transit's 60-foot low floor articulated buses will replace high-floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines and brakes. It will also be equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.


Ariz.'s Valley Metro, GlobeSherpa team for 'Ridekick'

By launching the free app, which pulls real-time schedule data, riders can plan a trip and get up-to-the-minute arrival times on bus or light rail. Riders can view available public transit options based on current location, plan a future trip and bookmark their favorite routes.

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