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Winnipeg Arts Council unveils bus shelter as public art

Artist David Perret combines function and aesthetics in City.Block.Stop The only transit shelter designed and built as a piece of public art in Winnipeg was unveiled Wednesday afternoon on the edge of the University of Winnipeg campus. Artist David Perrett designed shelter and nearby sculpture on Ellice Avenue near the University of Winnipeg. He says […]

FTA Administrator gets candid with transit leaders

Peter Rogoff says BRT as the more cost effective option According to the Washington Examiner, Federal Transit Administration Administrator Peter Rogoff had some very candid comments for the top public transit officials in a May speech he delivered in Boston. Noting that the future of public transportation in the U.S. is in jeopardy, he bluntly […]

CVSA mobilizes annual Roadcheck June 8-10

NAS Level 1 inspections conducted at 1,500 locations nationwide The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is helping to mobilize thousands of roadside inspectors June 8-10, 2010 to send the safety message to commercial motor carriers and their employees: “Be accountable to yourself, your employer, and those you are sharing the road with to help in making sure all […]

Motorcoach flips on Garden State Parkway

Police point to driver fatigue as probable cause of early morning crash A charter motorcoach registered to Darkanu Bus Company, Brooklyn, NY, which serves the Hasidic Jewish community, was carrying about 22 people when it ran off the Garden State Parkway in Middletown, NJ, and flipped on its side early Wednesday morning around 5:30 a.m. […]

FMCSA announces new advisory committee members

The MCSAC is charged with providing information, advice and recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on motor carrier safety programs and regulations.

Prevost customers sign up in numbers to support Motorcoach Council

Prevost, Ste. Claire, QB, Canada, a leading participant in the opt-in parts program introduced by the Motorcoach Council reports the initiative is receiving enthusiastic support from its council partner customers.

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. […]