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Secretary LaHood and WTS encourage women to pursue math and science

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today, May 20, 2010, signed an agreement with the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International to encourage women to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math – while pursuing careers in transportation.

Metrolinx sets to work on five- in- ten plan

Metrolinx, a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario, Canada, announced May 19, 2010, its board of directors has approved a revised plan that will see all of the Big 5 transit projects completed over a 10-year period.

Maryland gubernatorial race pits BRT against light rail

Incumbent pushes for light rail; contender BRT is more practical The $1.5 billion project as O’Malley envisions would use light rail to move commuters between New Carrollton and downtown Bethesda, with stops in between including Silver Spring, Takoma Park and the University of Maryland at College Park. Ehrlich says during his administration he could see […]

Go Places, Go SamTrans showcases Art Takes a Bus Ride winners

Anita Lam captures grand prize with balloon words creation Anita Lam drew word balloons to capture the grand prize in the SamTrans annual county-wide student art competition, Art Takes a Bus Ride.  Lam, a fifth grader at Foster City Elementary, Foster City, CA, best illustrated the theme, Go Places, Go SamTrans, showing each passengers destination. […]

MCI announces One-Day Super Sale

May 25 at all Sales and Service locations Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Schaumburg, IL, announced its One-Day Super Sale, May 25 at all MCI Sales and Service locations prior to the busy summer travel season. MCI says it is offering summer savings on pre-owned coaches available along with other incentives. To view inventory visit www.mcicoach.com/preowned. […]

Museum of Bus Transportation readies for 2-day Spring Fling

The Museum of Bus Transportation, Hershey, PA, reminds the bus and motorcoach industry of its annual Spring Fling, June 4-5, 2010, as it features the largest bus memorabilia flea market in North America.

National Tour Association opposes Arizona tourism boycott

The NTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the tourism boycott of Arizona based on the enactment of SB 1070, Arizona’s new immigration law.

ABA Facebook surpasses 1,000 fans

Association sees social networking replacing online blogs The American Bus Association (ABA), Washington D.C. marked a milestone today, May 7, 2010, with its announcement of member driven social networking success for associations, as its number of members self-identifying and officially registering as “fans of ABA” on ABA’s Facebook page has just surged past 1,000 people. […]

Nashville flooding shuts down Gaylord Opryland Resort

Gaylord Opryland Resort and indoor atriums were under 10 feet of water.

$775 million available to local transit agencies

Ray LaHood announced Monday, April 3, 2010, the Obama administration is making $775 million available to local transit agencies to upgrade bus service.