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APTA: 1Q public transit ridership “surged”
Public transportation ridership surged in the first quarter of 2012, increasing 5.0% over the first quarter of last year, according to a report released Monday by the American Public Transportation…
At APTA conference, rail transit at its best
Big D, here I come! On June 2, some colleagues and I will be rumbling (literally) into Dallas to attend selected events in and around the 2012 Rail Transit Conference…
CP trains resume rolling
Canadian Pacific operations throughout Canada resumed at roughly 7:00 a.m. Friday morning (Eastern Time), CP spokesman Ed Greenberg told Railway Age.
NJT’s ALP-45DP enters revenue service
New Jersey Transit’s newest locomotive made its first revenue service run May 30. The ALP-45DP (dual-power), described by NJT as a “hybrid” locomotive in that it operates under AC-catenary electric…
Ottawa seeks aid in expanding O-Train
Though occupied lately with introducing electric light rail transit to the nation's capital, Ottawa's OC Transpo is shopping for a consultant to oversee expansion of its existing O-Train line.
Valley Metro ceremony to mark LRT extension
Phoenix's Valley Metro Wednesday will celebrate its first groundbreaking specifically marking an expansion of its light trail transit system, heralding a 3.1-mile Central Mesa extension east to Mesa, Ariz.
LACMTA OKs Purple Line extension
Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has given its approval to the latest regional rail transit extension, a nine-mile addition of the Purple Line subway to Westwood.
Canadian Pacific hit by strike
Canadian Pacific began Wednesday suffering a strike delivered by Teamsters Canada.
SunRail track work commences this week
Track maintenance and upgrading is expected to begin this week on an initial 7-mile portion of rail right-of-way destined for use by SunRail, central Florida's planned regional rail service.
Traktionssysteme Austria adds U.S. office
Traktionsysteme Austria (TSA), a supplier of rail vehicle propulsion system components, has established a U.S. presence with Traction Systems, Inc., which will directly serve customers in North America.
Operation Lifesaver warns photographers on safety
Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.
GO Transit sets summer weekend Barrie service
On June 23, GO Transit will begin running a summer weekend GO Train service pilot along its Barrie line, which runs north from Toronto toward Lake Simcoe. This service pilot…
APTA: Fluctuating fuel prices spur transit use
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) Tuesday released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure…
MTA East Side Access deadline slips again
Confirming what many have suspected, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota on Tuesday acknowledged that the agency's East Side Access Project likely would not be completed until 2019,…
Harriman Awards bestowed for railroad safety
Railroads with the industry's best safety performance records Tuesday were honored at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., with the event also marking the industry's nearly 100…
Austin MetroRail: The Little Train That Can, and Does
It's been a hard climb, but Austin's relatively small MetroRail transit service—built and operated since March 2010 by Capital Metro—is finally starting to prove its worth.
Triple-track project moves ahead in California
Caltrans joined BNSF Railway and Amtrak Tuesday in the groundbreaking for a triple-track segment that will add 3.8 miles of track in the Los Angeles area at a cost of $38…
At ASLRRA meeting, talkin’ passenger trains
From my perspective, you know North America is changing for the better when short line and regional railroad folks are talkin' passenger rail.
DART marks management restructuring
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Monday said it had named Jesse Oliver deputy executive director and Carol Wise executive vice president, chief operating officer. As well, DART Senior Vice Presidents…
Cuomo communications aide joins NYMTA
Stephen J. Morello, who has served for the past year as deputy director of communications in the office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, is joining the Metropolitan Transportation…
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