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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The MTA Long Island Rail Road (NY) will start fingerprinting track workers at the beginning and end of their shifts to better record hours worked.
A new computer-aided dispatch and automatic-vehicle-locator system will enable Broward County Transit (FL) to provide real-time information for all its buses.
Laketran (OH) will upgrade and expand the security cameras at several of its properties this summer at a cost of about $250,000.
VIA Metropolitan Transit (TX) rolled out three all-electric buses this week thanks to a $5 million federal TIGGER grant.
MTA Long Island Rail Road (NY) dedicated a new fully automated train washing facility near the Babylon LIRR station this week.
Terre Haute Transit (IN) purchased two hybrid buses from Azure Dynamics with federal stimulus funds in 2010, but the vehicles turned out to be lemons.
The Cowlitz Transit Authority (WA) may invest in software to upgrade a GPS system purchased in 2010 that does not allow riders to track vehicles online.
ABQ RIDE (NM) installed ticket vending machines that allow customers to use credit or debit cards to purchase transit passes.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (CA) rolls out 10 hybrid express buses today, hoping that WiFi and comfortable seats will attract new riders.