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3.1.13

PUBLIC TRANSPORT POLICIES * WORLDWIDE

* India - Bus-makers’ hopes ride on 12th plan


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Mumbai,India -The Hindustan Times, by Manu P. Toms -January 1, 2013: -- Massive planned investment in public transport, incentives to civic bodies to purchase buses under JNNURM-II and public-private partnership model for city transport, as proposed in the draft 12th Five Year Plan document, are likely to bring cheer to bus makers who have been going through a lull for the past two years... The second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) envisages R200,000 crore investment to improve amenities in 65 cities. A significant portion of this will go into public transport... In the first phase of JNNURM, civic bodies had purchased 15,260 low floor and semi-low floor buses... This time the purchase order could be significantly higher. Sources say close to Rs. 50,000 crore may be used to create rapid bus transit systems in several cities...


* USA - FMCSA shuts down Georgia bus carrier over safety violations 

Atlanta,GA,USA -Land Line, by Charlie Morasch -28 Dec 2012: -- A thorough safety review has led the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to shut down an interstate bus company over a long list of safety, substance testing and maintenance violations... Atlanta-based Aglemoarge Services was investigated by FMCSA on Dec. 17 after the carrier was above FMCSA BASIC thresholds for unsafe driving and hours-of-service categories. The company also had multiple drivers and vehicles placed out of service during a two-day FMCSA enforcement blitz, including a 50 percent driver out-of-service rate...

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