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Siemens plans Sacramento layoffs
Siemens Mobility announced Tuesday it will let go 44 employees at it Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing facility.
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…
DART marks Customer No. 250 million
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) early Monday morning heralded reaching 250 million customers since DART light rail transit service began almost 16 years ago on June 14, 1996.
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…
Bombardier unveils new PRIMOVE application
In Berlin Thursday, Bombardier Transportation unveiled a new application for both rail and road transit of what it described as its "game-changing" PRIMOVE system, applicable to rail and bus public transit.
Bombardier, Bratislava conduct FLEXITY tests
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday it and transport authority Dopravny podnik Bratislava (DPB) have begun test operations of a Bombardier's FLEXITY tram in Bratislava, Slovakia. Testing in the Slovakian capital city…
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.
Track replacement disrupts San Francisco MUNI
San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Authority did its best to warn city residents of bus shuttle substitution to address disruptions in light rail transit operations, scheduled to commence during Memorial Day…
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.
Pact eases way for Charlotte LYNX extension
Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor moved a big step forward Wednesday with the announcement that the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR), the…
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…
St. Paul Central Corridor LRT at halfway mark
Construction of the Central Corridor LRT Project is 50% complete, with a 75% mark anticipated by the end of the year, according to the Metropolitan Council, which among other duties…
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…
Bombardier touts Universal Design Award honor
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday the design of its Berlin FLEXITY model has "received the Universal Design and Consumer Favourite Award 2012 in Hannover," Germany.
Denver RTD: Kiewit LRT bid “worthy”
Initially caught off-guard from an unsolicited bid March 8 by Kiewit Infrastructure Group to build a FasTracks light rail transit line, Denver's Regional Tranportation District Wednesday said it has evaluated…
Seattle streetcar lawsuit dismissed
A King County, Wash., judge has dismissed a suit filed by six bicyclists who said the city of Seattle was negligent in the way it installed tracks for the South…
Cubic unveils Nextaccount AFC platform
Cubic Transportation Systems has introduced Nextaccount, which it describes as "the first of several new products in Cubic's solution systems portfolio for the next generation of fully integrated Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems."
Georgia DOT seeks abandonment exemption
The George Department of Transportation has filed with the Surface Transportation Board for an Abandonment Exemption, in order "to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad between milepost 469.15 and milepost…
MARTA OKs LRT plan, tax approval pending
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's Board of Directors on Monday voted to advance its $3.5 billion rail expansion plan, still subject to approval by voter referendum this July.
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