BUSES' PURCHASE PROSPECTS
* Ireland - 'Three hundred new buses needed to meet demand'
Dublin,Ireland -Ireland Online - 28/ Mar 2007: -- SIPTU is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Transport Martin Cullen to discuss investment in public transport services across the country... The union says it accepts that the Government has been spending money in this area, but 300 more buses are still needed to meet commuter demand in cities across the country...
* USA - House looking to replace aging public transit buses
Montpelier,Vt,USA -The Boston Globe (Boston,MA), by Ross Sneyd/Associated Press -March 28, 2007: -- New public transit routes have been added around Vermont in recent years, getting more and more commuters out of cars and into buses.
The problem is that the buses are now wearing out, and there's not enough money to buy replacements... So lawmakers, who see mass transit as an eco-friendly initiative, are looking into wrapping the public transit budget into pending climate change legislation... And they believe they'd be helping the environment even more if they raised money to buy new buses and vans by tacking an extra charge onto the registration fees of gas-guzzling passenger vehicles...
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