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House coalition backs transport package
A bipartisan group of 111 House members announced Tuesday it is urging President Obama to support a six-year transportation authorization. A letter to the President states that “short-term extensions fail…
NYCT's new plan for weathering winter
It has long been a proud boast of passenger rail operators that their trains run when noting else does. That can be costly, as New York subways, which move five…
Congress OKs FY12 transport appropriations
Both the House and Senate Thursday passed the Conference Report on a package of three appropriations bills, including the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related…
Deep cost-cutting is key to NYMTA budgets
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released its Final Proposed Budget for 2012 as well as an updated four-year Financial Plan.
In Chicago, Bombardier cars debut
Chicago Transit Authority, joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Monday ceremonially unveiled the first new 5000-series rail cars, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, to be placed into regular revenue service.…
New York No. 7 line readies for CBTC work
MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).
MBTA bets big on rail
An elder statesman among the growing crowd of U.S. transit properties, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority—the "T"—holds to its vision: expand its service area and service options. Watch Boston TV, listen to a radio…
21st century growth spurt for New York’s subways
Ongoing fiscal distress continues to roil New York's subway operations, but system expansion literally is on a full bore. What does North America's largest rapid transit property do for an encore?…
New York looks to airport connections
NYC official: Newark Airport rail access is good for New York and the region! It's unlikely that New York City Transit will ever operate subway trains to or from Newark…
PATH service near normal following accident
Passenger flows were nearly normal Monday morning at PATH’s Hoboken Station following an accident Sunday, when a train ran through its bumper block and into the station platform, injuring about…
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