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Archive for: July, 2010

FMCSA awards $1 million in safety training grants

Seven community and technical colleges and two state government training facilities received a share of $1 million in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration grants to enhance behind-the-wheel safety training courses for students enrolled in commercial driver’s license (CDL) training programs

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Harlow’s Trailways newest player on the team

With the addition of Harlow’s Trailways, Bismarck, ND, Team Trailways, Fairfax, VA, expands its Northern Great Plains Territory charter services.

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Free shuttle to aid homeless in Kalaeloa, HI

To call attention to the plight of area homeless people Kalaeloa, HI is starting a free shuttle service to help the area’s poorest residents get around and reach its largest transit hub, which services nearby Honolulu.

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Politically active: To be or not to be?

KenPresley_2010

Like it or not, the transportation of passengers is a political business and one that local, state and Federal governments have great interest. Although no longer economically regulated, politicians, regulators, planners and others are weaving plans — plans that can and will ultimately affect every bus and motorcoach company in the nation.

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Cummins validates its ISX11.9 as better engine choice

Cummins Inc., announced it has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for its ISX11.9 diesel engine.

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BusRates.com improvements increase subscriber value

BusRates.com, Alexandria, VA, says the recent updates and improvements to its site come as a way to provide subscribers with new tools and options to customize and optimize their listings to receive the highest-quality leads possible.

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Phoenix Public Transit cuts Dial-A-Ride demand trips

The City of Phoenix, AZ, Public Transit Department announced it end will all same-day scheduled demand trips on its Phoenix Dial-a-Ride program as of August 26.

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Motorcoach Council announces Setra program and updates

The Motorcoach Council, Denver, CO, announced that Daimler Buses North America (DBNA) is promoting the council bus wrap effort through its latest Setra promotion. Now through August 15, 2010 every customer who purchases a Setra S 417 will receive one free Get Motorcoachified rear cap bus wrap.

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Three tools I won’t leave home without

BobBergey

We all have certain items we take on our bus trips, especially those of us who do charter trips around the country. A couple of snacks, bottle of water, travel pillow for a nap and my camera are a few of my favorite things I almost always bring along.

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BRT and positive developmental impact

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One of the more interesting areas of research on Bus Rapid Transit that I’ve worked on relates to land use and the relationship between the two. At the National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI), my colleague, Victoria Perk, and I have both spent time working on this area, yet we each focused on different aspects.

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