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MBTA anger with Hyundai Rotem heats up
Reports from Boston-area print and television media Friday say Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is running short of patience over continuing delays of bilevel rail passenger equipment deliveries from Hyundai…
Caltrain raises farebox recovery goals
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, said late Thursday it is increasing the railroad's farebox recovery goals for Fiscal Year 2014.
NJT: Pre-Sandy service levels to resume Jan. 14
New Jersey Transit Friday announced that as of Jan. 14, it "will restore service levels into New York to 100%, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair."
RDC ponders interest in NJT’s Princeton Dinky
Railroad Development Corp. Chairman Henry Posner for months has objected to a plan stripping 460 feet from New Jersey Transit's "Princeton Dinky" branch line. Posner has written to NJ Transit,…
Transit benefit restored in fiscal deal
Among the changes (and status quo) perpetuated by Congress in its Jan. 2 budgetary decision making, public transit users were offered a plus: the rise in pretax federal transit benefits…
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Honolulu rail
A U.S. District Judge in Hawaii has ruled that the city and county of Honolulu can proceed with Oahu's $5.2 billion elevated rapid rail project.
Delay seen for AMT service addition
Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) reportedly will not increase frequency on its Vaudreuil-Hudson regional rail line until 2014. AMT originally had hoped to bolster service early in 2013.
GO Transit extends Bombardier contracts
Bombardier Transportation said Friday Metrolinx/GO Transit has exercised options for 10 years of fleet operations and maintenance services for its regional rail system serving the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.…
EMD gets Metrolink Tier 4 locomotive order
Metrolink's Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of EPA Tier 4 locomotives from Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), which it says will reduce locomotive emissions by 86%.
New York MTA approves fare hike
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wednesday approved fare hikes for New York City Transit subways and buses, Metro-North Railroad, and the Long Island Rail Road. Fares increase next March 1.
MTA chairman expected to relinquish post
Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will be stepping down from his position on Friday, Dec. 22, according to a report in today’s New…
Maryland sets MARC Inauguration Day service
Maryland Transit Administration has announced "special MARC Train services" for Jan. 21 Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. , incorporating reserved trains to the nation's capital.
Cape Cod (summer) rail service returns in 2013
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains will link Boston and Hyannis, Mass., beginning Memorial Day weekend 2013, re-establishing seasonal passenger rail service to Cape Cod.
When the trains stopped
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
NJT: 261 passenger cars need post-Sandy fix
Questioned Tuesday by New Jersey's Assembly Transportation Committee—but not as harshly as some expected—New Jersey Transit Executive Director Jim Weinstein said the company had sustained $100 million in damage to…
APTA: Transit ridership rising in 2012
The American Public Transportation Association on Monday said more than 7.9 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first three quarters of 2012, an increase of 2.6% over…
SMART seeks more train cars, irking bicyclists
Twelve diesel multiple-unit (DMU) cars have already been ordered by California's Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), but a move to add one more set has angered some allies of the…
LIRR resumes normal rush hour service
MTA Long Island Rail Road began the day providing rush hour service to Midtown Manhattan comparable to levels prior to Hurricane Sandy's impact Oct. 29, and at least two weeks…
Bombardier forms China joint venture company
Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. Friday announced the formation of a joint venture company, Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company Ltd.
UTA FrontRunner South service ready for debut
Utah Transit Authority is offering the public test rides Saturday of its FrontRunner South regional rail line, with the "fare" being donation of a canned good. Revenue service on the…
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