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New York MTA Board approves fare hike Riders on New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) buses and subways will pay more beginning March 22, 2015, following an MTA Board of Directors decision on Thursday, Jan. 22, to increase fares.

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Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by the following afternoon, service was being gradually restored as the...
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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has adjusted its timetable to implement its fare-card system, accelerating its completion date and now including its existing streetcar fleet in the mix. TTC originally planned to phase in its Presto use as new Bombardier streetcars...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 caught many by surprise in proposing a rail link from MTA subway and rail services in Queens to LaGuardia Airport, the oldest and smallest of New York's three primary area...
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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said it has "completed the installation of an advanced remote switch and third-rail heater control system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [SEPTA]." The switch and third-rail heaters are being controlled via RailComm's DOC® System, with communications being...
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States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve. The numbers keep growing. North American rail passenger systems keep multiplying. Their sizes increase. Their fleet numbers keep increasing....

2015-passenger-rail-outlook
States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve. The numbers keep growing. North American rail passenger systems keep multiplying. Their sizes increase. Their fleet numbers keep increasing....
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Honolulu City Council members have deferred a resolution assuring short-term bond financing for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)'s 20-mile elevated rapid transit line, now under construction. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HART would put the city at the...
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My stints working at Railway Age aside, railroads and rail-related issues are and have been a standard part of daily life, as it is for the lucky few in the U.S., including so many of my friends and neighbors. So...
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Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works with transit clients across the country, responsible for strategic planning...
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If New Jersey's transportation commissioner gets his way, no cutbacks will occur to PATH overnight service linking the Garden State and Manhattan, despite a report commissioned by the governors of New Jersey and New York recommending such cutbacks be evaluated. "This...