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Transit in the News – June 5, 2015

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Guelph councillors endorse transit after riding city buses for one month.

Bus lane cameras go into operation in Belfast.

Google Maps will show real time public transit schedules for android app.

San Francisco city officials vow to ride public transit for three weeks.

Sarnia brings back free bus rides for Clean Air Day.

Fast-charging electric bus shows promise for regular use.

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority tests out 100% electric city bus.

Washington bans political ads from public transit.

Edmonton Metro Line LRT opening postponed.

Bystanders in East London band together to lift bus off of trapped unicyclist.

Ericsson unveils connected bus stop and other public transport innovations.

Sofia, Bulgaria residents leave cars to ride subway amidst street repairs.

Sofia Citizens Leave Cars to Ride Subway amidst Street Repairs – See more at: http://www.novinite.com/articles/168993/Sofia+Citizens+Leave+Cars+to+Ride+Subway+Following+Street+Reconstruction+Works#sthash.bspi3oWN.dpuf

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Author: Adrienne Coling


2 Comments

  • By Daniel, June 7, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

    Regarding fast charging electric bus. Shanghai has had ultra capacitor busses like that in service since 2006. They are fast, quite and use timing points to recharge. – http://www.aowei.com/en/case_view.php?typeid=1&id=4

  • By Adrienne Coling, June 9, 2015 @ 9:45 am

    30 seconds to 3 minutes? That’s no time at all! They are definitely ahead of the times. Thanks for the link/read, Daniel!

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