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Cell phone use restricted on NM school buses

Student Transportation Services of New Mexico is following the lead of the Las Cruces Public School district by banning cell phone use on buses unless there is an emergency.

Fixed Orion buses rolling again in Washington

Ninety-nine Orion VI diesel-powered buses are back in service today for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) after Metrobus workers made temporary repairs to the vehicles’ hydraulic pumps.

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week approaches

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is highlighting the issue of poorly adjusted and malfunctioning air brakes as the organization prepares for Brake Safety Week, to be held September 12-18.

Highway deaths lowest since 1950

Data released by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today shows highway deaths fell last year to 33,808, the lowest number since 1950.

APTA president praises proposed transit infrastructure bill

American Public Transportation Association President William Millar commended President Obama for the administration’s proposed up-front investment of $50 billion for the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

First Transit, Durham continue transit partnership

Cincinnati, OH-based First Transit, Inc. has contracted with the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) to manage fixed-route operations.

ABA Top 100 Events list released

The American Bus Association has named the Sesquicentennial of the First Battle of Manassas as one of the Top 100 events in North America for 2011.

Federal money to modernize transit infrastructure

President Obama pledges $50 billion to expand and renew America’s roadways and transit infrastructure.

Georgia Transit Day set for Wednesday

Officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Transit Association, Livable Communities Coalition and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will host Georgia Transit Day 2010 on September 8.

New Foton bus undergoes testing

The Pennsylvania State University Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center put the Foton America 40-foot CNB transit bus into testing August 31.