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MTA taps NTSB for new safety czar
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has named National Transportation Safety Board Managing Director David L. Mayer as the agency’s new Chief Safety Officer.
"SEPTA Key" smart card to debut next year
Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) says its $130 million smart-card payment system, now dubbed "SEPTA Key," will be implemented on Philadelphia-area buses and subways beginning early next year, with implementation…
Fulton Transportation Center recognized in Brunel Awards
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Construction has received a Brunel Commendation for the Fulton Transportation Center. This was the only U.S. recognition out of 92 entries received from 14…
PB’s Tober inducted into APTA Hall of Fame
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has inducted Parsons Brinckerhoff Senior Advisor Ronald J. Tober into its Hall of Fame.
MBTA Fairmount Line to get DMUs
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and other elected officials announced plans for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Fairmount Line, linking Boston's South Station with Boston's Readville neighborhood, to become a more efficient…
MassDOT taps China's CNR for MBTA cars
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and the state Department of Transportation were poised Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, to approve a $566.6 million contract for CNR Changchun to supply 284 rapid transit…
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.…
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…
Siemens to equip Metrorrey Line 3
Siemens has been awarded a contract worth approximately €25 million (US$32 million) by the state government of Nuevo León (Secretaría de Obras Públicas del Estado de Nuevo León) to equip…
Should rail 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…
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