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Altoona

(ălto͞o`nə), industrial city (1990 pop. 51,881), Blair co., central Pa., on the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mts., near the source of the Juniata River; settled c.1769, laid out (1849) by the Pennsylvania RR as a switching point for locomotives preparing to mount the Allegheny Plateau; inc. as a city 1868. It is a railroad center with construction and repair shops. Manufactures include fabricated metal products, food, machinery, electrical equipment, and chemicals. Nearby tourist attractions are the Horseshoe Curve constructed by the Pennsylvania RR, a world-famous engineering feat; and Wopsononock Mt. (2,580 ft/786 m high). A branch of Pennsylvania State Univ. is in Altoona.
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The acquisition of the Altoona location was driven by U-Haul Company's Corporate Sustainability initiatives : U-Haul supports infill development to help local communities lower their carbon footprint.
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ISE president David Mazaika noted that the bus that completed the Altoona test was a 40-foot New Flyer transit model equipped with a ThunderVolt system consisting of an ultra-low-emission Ford Triton V10 gasoline engine, Siemens ELFA electric motors, motor controllers and generators, and a ThunderPack II ultracapacitor-based energy storage system comprised of 288 Maxwell BOOSTCAP ultracapacitors.
Altoona Hospital has observed a steady increase in surgical cases, from 17,936 in fiscal year 2000-2001 to 18,940 in fiscal year 2002-2003.
A number of the Altoona employees terminated due to the plant closing sued Warnaco in district court, contending that the elimination of the termination allowance program was void because Warnaco had failed to comply with ERISA Section 402(b)(3) amendment procedures.
This bus was designed and built to meet every challenge that might come its way on the road, and completing the grueling and comprehensive Altoona testing proves we succeeded in that effort.
To break not one, but four records at Altoona is a major milestone not just for us, but for the industry as a whole and is a testament to how far electric bus technology has come," said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra.
Logan Town Center is situated on 75 acres at 155 Falon Lane along Interstate 99, near Logan Valley Mall and the Altoona Campus of the Pennsylvania State University in central Pennsylvania.
Our clinics are a great story of good people coming together to help neighbors in need," said Jerry Murray, president and CEO of Altoona Regional Health System.
The reopening of the Altoona and Providence sites strengthens our presence in the Northeast region," said John Kett, CEO and president, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.
The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under the Larson Institute and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), last week completed the FTA s new model bus testing program of the first 40-foot, all-electric bus.