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Innovation Center Opens in Alabama

Last week, New Flyer opened the Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, Alabama. New Flyer is the largest transit bus manufacturer in North America. The new center is part of a $25 million expansion at the New Flyer campus in Anniston.      New Flyer said the new center is focused on research and development of electric, […]

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Clean Diesel Debuts in California

Metrolink will be the first transit agency in the nation to run a state-of-the-art clean diesel locomotive. According to Sherita Coffeit, spokeswoman for the Southern California commuter rail service, the locomotive starts service later this month.      Metrolink will replace most of its fleet of 55 locomotives at a cost of about $279 million, said […]

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Dubai: First Arab City With Air Taxis?

Last week, Dubai announced the maiden voyage of an air taxi service. This first-of-its-kind Autonomous Air Taxi is part of Dubai’s ambitious plan to lead the Arab world in innovation.      The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority staged a five-minute test flight. Authorities believe the service will one day rank as the world’s first.       The […]

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Commute by Bus to Jobs Miles Away

The State of Michigan has awarded Blue Water Area Transit a $1.1 million grant to provide commuters with improved services for another year. The agency will continue bus service along local and express commuter routes to Macomb County, as well as extended hours designed to help commuters get to and from work.      The grant pays for […]

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Uber Offers Seattle Discounts

Seattle Transit launched a new pilot program that encourages area riders to pair Uber rideshare trips with mass transit. With the new   program, Uber offers a $3.50 discount for rides to and from eight Link light rail stations south of downtown Seattle.      According to Uber, the program is intended to encourage commuters to use […]

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