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New York subways mark days of 6 million riders As New York City’s subway ridership has improved, journalistic shorthand has routinely noted the system, easily the largest rapid transit system in the U.S., carries 5 million riders per weekday. MTA New York City Transit now is suggesting that assumed number may soon need revision.  

william-j-ronan-1913-2014
William J. Ronan, generally acknowledged as the architect of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and who served as its first chairman, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 101. The following...
should-rail-transit-advocates-never-oppose-a-rail-project?
Back about 30 months ago I explained why I, and a number of other rail transit supporters, were critical of a plan for "urban rail" then taking shape from the official planning process here in Austin, Texas. (See Austin LRT plan criticized ... by...
bart-selects-joint-venture-for-general-engineering-services
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has selected the Acumen Parsons Joint Venture (APJV) to provide general engineering services (GES) to over the next five years. The APJV team, composed of 11 subconsultants, will deliver services in an array of...
fta-shuns-south-jersey-rail-proposal
The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the latest setback to a service in flux for at least...
seattle-monorail-plan-passé-newspaper-says
Amidst Seattle's aggressive expansion of light rail transit and streetcar lines, some have insisted on revitalizing monorail transportation, which appeared in the city during its 1962 World's Fair. But on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, a Seattle Times editorial declared, "Expansion of...

fta-shuns-south-jersey-rail-proposal
The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the latest setback to a service in flux for at least...
seattle-monorail-plan-passé-newspaper-says
Amidst Seattle's aggressive expansion of light rail transit and streetcar lines, some have insisted on revitalizing monorail transportation, which appeared in the city during its 1962 World's Fair. But on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, a Seattle Times editorial declared, "Expansion of...
mta-five-year-capital-plan-on-hold
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been told to go back to its proposed $32 billion five-year capital program and, in essence, perform a do-over. A five-member Capital Program Review Board formally rejected the plan, identifying capital needs for MTA's...
path-almost-airport-extension-advances
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to build an extension of PATH rapid transit service south of Newark-Penn Station toward – though not all the way to – Newark...
innotrans-2014-touts-major-success
As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a "major success." "Once again, InnoTrans was able to build on its...