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SEPTA tests all-night weekend service Two rapid transit lines in Philadelphia will commence round-the-clock weekend service beginning June 15, 2014, as part of a pilot program initiated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

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A Moscow subway train derailed in a tunnel about 200 yards from the Slavic Boulevard metro stop, killing 20 people and injuring at least 100 others, many critically, early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014. According to a New York Times report,...
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Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management. At issue are proposed changes by Bombardier to pensions and benefit packages,...
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Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options. When Railway Age detailed the debut of Los Angeles's 22-mile Blue Line Light Rail Transit, linking the City...
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When a community decides that a new rail transit system is essential to meet its mobility needs, it's not enough to design a good project. You've got to find a way to finance it. Often, that means a public vote...
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Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Vincent Lombardi a Supervisory Resident Engineer in its New York City office to oversee construction of the entrance to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue station for MTA New York City Transit’s Second Avenue Subway....

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Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Urban Insights Associates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic described as “a consulting and services practice aimed at helping the transportation industry achieve greater efficiency by optimizing the allocation of resources deployed in urban...
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A new research report from the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, “Transit Access and the Agglomeration of New Firms: A Case Study of Portland and Dallas,” examines why new businesses may or may not be established near rail transit stations. Portland,...
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Railway Age's annual compilation spotlights the ever-growing number of cities or regions adding or expanding passenger rail services and equipment. CALIFORNIA HSR Along with Amtrak, in January the California’s High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an...
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Two rapid transit lines in Philadelphia will commence round-the-clock weekend service beginning June 15, 2014, as part of a pilot program initiated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). SEPTA said the trains will run on weekends on the Market-Frankford and Broad...
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The Department of Transportation has awarded a combined $235 million in federal grants to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy inflicted on New Jersey Transit and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail systems in late October 2012. New Jersey's two U.S. Senators, Robert...