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Study: Living near public transit lengthens life

A just released study sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association finds people who live near public transportation are more apt to be healthier and live longer.

Transportation Secretary LaHood ‘optimistic’ about Transportation Bill

Speaking today at a national forum called “America’s Infrastructure at a Crossroads” in Washington, DC, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood addressed the urgent need the country faces with its crumbling infrastructure.

Trailways’ Elsworth slams VANOC for late payments, inequities

Trailways President and CEO Gale Elsworth says serious inequities existed in overall service, treatment and conduct toward U.S. bus and coach operators and drivers during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness set for November 8-10

The International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness will be held November 8-10 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor hotel in Baltimore, MD.

VPG sends the MV-1 on Wheels Across America Tour

Vehicle Production Group (VPG), manufacturer and distributor of the new MV-1, the first designed, engineered and factory-built wheelchair accessible car, is launching a national road show.

School bus crash leaves two dead, 50 injured

A morning accident involving a large tractor cab, a pickup truck and a pair of school buses carrying high school band members from St. James, MO, has left two dead and at least 50 injured.  The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that one high school girl and the driver of the pickup were killed. More […]

Coming soon to China: Autos will pass under the Stradling Bus

The China-based design firm Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment recently announced its futuristic concept for public transportation.

Transportation & Infrastructure Summit set for August 10 – 13

The 13th Annual Transportation and Infrastructure Summit will be held August 10 – 13 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel – Las Colinas in Irving, TX.

Bus Rapid Transit impacts property values

With any public investment people want to know what benefits they will get for the cost, that is their tax dollars, and rightly so. One could certainly argue the benefits from investments in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to a community as being reduced congestion, less stressful and less expensive commute options, improved air quality and better access to education and employment.

Rand McNally releases 30th edition of Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas

Rand McNally has released its 2011 edition of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas.