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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.

Vehicle Assist and Automation: Not your granddaddy’s bus

Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) is a guidance technology that provide partial or full control of a vehicle’s movements in the transit industry.

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.

Omaha Transit changes name, logo

Metro Area Transit in Omaha, NE has changed its name and logo. Now known as simply Metro, the agency sports a bold, redesigned “M” logo.

New DVD aiding commercial drivers

A new hour-long DVD gives commercial motor vehicle drivers a detailed look at how their individual 2010 Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) scores are calculated.

Canadian PM visits Mississauga BRT corridor groundbreaking

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was on hand at a groundbreaking ceremony late last month in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.