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2014-04-02 08:20:14

May Institute Launches Autism Awareness Initiative RANDOLPH, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does someone you love have autism? May Institute, a national nonprofit organization, will ask that question to hundreds of thousands of people during April, National Autism Awareness Month. May Institute provides critical services, and access to services, for children and adults with autism and other special needs throughout the country. In Massachusetts, where as many as...

2014-03-19 08:27:16

BOSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FleishmanHillard announced today a yearlong commitment for its Boston office to provide pro bono communications strategy, public relations and social media services on behalf of Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. "We're proud to support Big Sister Association of Greater Boston -- a pillar in the Boston community for more than 60 years," said Danielle Wuschke, general manager of FleishmanHillard's Boston office. "Working collaboratively...

2013-09-23 12:20:45

CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's South Coast Rail proposal to establish commuter passenger rail service between Boston and the cities of New Bedford and Fall River, Mass. The FEIS was prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve as a joint FEIS/Final Environmental...

2013-08-13 23:21:21

Cubic Transportation Systems, the designer and integrator of the TAP universal fare collection system and the largest smart card system in North America, has received a $54.5 million six-year extension to the company’s system support services contract with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Cubic Transportation Systems, the designer and integrator of the TAP universal fare collection system and the largest...

2013-06-26 08:21:06

WILMERDING, Pa., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The locomotives, which will be compliant with EPA Tier 3 and FTA Buy America, are manufactured in Boise, Idaho with major components supplied by GE Transportation of Erie, Pa. The new contract follows previous...

2013-02-25 08:20:50

Leading Northeast Ground Transportation Provider Further Expands Service in Capital Region HOBOKEN, N.J., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Bus, a leading provider of charter and commuter bus services in the Northeast, is pleased to announce an agreement in principal to acquire Baltimore-based Golden Ring Travel. The agreement is the latest in a series of steps aiming to expand charter and tour offerings in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region, further strengthening the...

2012-12-14 16:21:15

Youth ride to school free from alcohol ad exposure BOSTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 13, 2012, at Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, the SAFE-MA (Supporting an Alcohol Ad-Free Environment in Massachusetts) collaborative sponsored a celebration to honor Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, former Governor Michael Dukakis and his wife Kitty, and the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force (ABSATF) youth coalition for their roles in banning alcohol...

2012-08-28 02:21:16

BOSTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every Labor Day, millions of Americans hit the road for one "last" summer weekend, and 2012 will be no different according to INRIX, the leading provider of traffic information. INRIX predicts that Boston, the ninth-most congested city in the U.S.,[1] will claim the fifth spot for the worst cities for weekend road-trippers. "As a gateway city as well as a popular destination, Boston will experience some of the worst traffic on the Friday...

2012-06-28 06:22:17

BOSTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a pending 23% MBTA fare hike scheduled for July 1, $51 million on the table for a last-minute budget bailout, and a staggering 20% projected increase in riders, Boston commuters are being hammered by numbers. On ClickSoftware's Clickipedia Blog, Mike Karlskind, Vice President of Service Optimization Strategies, discusses the details of the cash-strapped MBTA, some thoughts on giving a smartphone to every employee, and shares a detailed infographic...

2012-04-30 06:21:02

DALLAS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BoltBus, a bus line focused on providing exceptional service, luxury and convenience at an amazingly low price, today announced it will launch service between Seattle and Portland on May 17. BoltBus is the first premium bus service offered in these markets, with fares as low as $1 for amenities typically found on more expensive travel. This is the first West Coast route for BoltBus which provides daily express service between major cities along the East...