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Philadelphia transit tour: 14 rail lines in 10 hours
As I write this, it's been just a week since I returned from the recent annual Rail Transit Conference sponsored the first week of June by the American Public Transportation…
Bombardier resumes CTA car delivery
Delivery of Chicago Transit Authority's 5000 Series transit cars resumed last week after being suspended this spring, reportedly due to quality control issues at Bombardier Transportation's facilities in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
SEPTA receives Ritron digital locomotive radios
Carmel, Ind.-based Ritron, Inc. said Tuesday, June 11, 2013 it has delivered an order for 350 pieces of the Ritron NXDN digital locomotive radios to the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority…
San Francisco marks subway tunneling launch
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday, May 30, marked the start of tunneling for the Central Subway Project, a controversial extension of the Muni Metro T Third Line…
WMATA taps Kawasaki for more 7000 series cars
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has placed a $184 million order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries for 100 additional series 7000 metro cars, meant to augment and eventually replace…
MTA reopens storm-damaged Rockaway Branch
Holding to its projected reopening date, MTA New York City Transit resumed A train subway service on the elevated Rockaway Branch line in the namesake Queens, N.Y. neighborhood Thursday morning,…
Bill Stokes, 1924-2013
Former Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) General Manager B.R. (Bill) Stokes died May 15, at his daughter's home in Sammamish, Wash. He was 89. Stokes was considered a pioneer in…
Bombardier issues fourth Sustainability Report
Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.
LACMTA approves FY14 budget
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Board of Directors has adopted a a balanced $5.1 billion Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget that holds fares at current levels. LACMTA's fiscal…
Contract awarded for WMATA Silver Line Phase 2
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has awarded the first of three-design-build contracts for the second phase of Washington Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) Silver Line, which will extend the line from…
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