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Naming rights await MBTA properties

Boston-based Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is welcoming RFPs to sell naming rights for its bus, commuter rail and subway lines and stations to its Web site and Charlie Card.

Tour bus pot smugglers arrested

Authorities in Colorado have broken up a large-scale marijuana ring that used tour buses to smuggle pot from Mexico to the Rocky Mountain State.

Quinn signs universal transit fare card bill

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has endorsed a bill that would require state transit agencies to have a universal fare card by 2015.

CVSA Roadcheck 2011 results in various violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck 2011 in June performed nearly 80,000 bus and truck inspections at 2,550 locations across North America.

Survey: Illegal school bus passes alarming

A survey by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services reveals more than 76,000 vehicles illegally passed school buses in one day over 28 states this spring.

Spokane trolley proposal gets mixed reaction

A proposal to build a three-mile trolley line from downtown Spokane and running to Gonzaga University has both supporters and naysayers.

Proposal made for Birmingham Explorer

A proposal by the mayor of Birmingham, AL could create a tourist transit system that would transport visitors to downtown hotels and attractions in addition to the zoo, Vulcan Park and the botanical gardens.

Pace shifts paratransit riders to fixed route service

The fixed costs of transporting customers as opposed to fixed route service mitigate the unpredictable nature of costs to operate paratransit caused by its demand-based structure.

Carriers wake up to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) came into existence in 2000, the agency has imposed myriad regulatory challenges and new requirements for commercial carriers in the trucking and motorcoach industries to navigate.

Shelter builders excel in attention to critical issues

Mass transit market Austin Mohawk, a long-time shelter manufacturer based in Utica, NY, prides itself on what it calls its deep bench of structural engineers. Austin Mohawk President John Millet says it surprises his team to see requests from mass transit organizations include very thorough specifications of the shelter product but make no mention of […]