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NYMTA: FASTRACK a solid success
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its new FASTRACK maintenance strategy has produced " unprecedented productivity gains." Under that strategy, while lines are closed overnight for track maintenance, a…
Faiveley Transport buys into Graham-White
Faiveley Transport says it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Graham‐White, a designer and manufacturer of compressed air drying technology and brake components for locomotives and…
INIT adds new manufacturing facility
Chesapeake, Va.-based INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. said Tuesday that, in partnership with Simtech, LLC, a supplier of customized electronic products, it has opened Superior Quality Manufacturing (SQM) to produce…
2012 PASSENGER RAIL OUTLOOK: In troubled times, still growing
In long-range perspective, the story of North American passenger rail is one of extraordinary growth. The story isn’t over.
Passenger rail’s modal percentage potential: How high is up?
What's passenger rail's potential modal split in the U.S.? That's something to ponder as rail transit gathers strength in an auto-dependent nation during the 21st century. Even ardent pro-rail advocates…
Lhota confirmed as New York MTA chair
The New York State Senate Monday confirmed Joseph Lhota as the new chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, replacing Jay Walder, who departed in October. Lhota had been serving as…
BART South Bay extension contract awarded
Joint venture group Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog was awarded a $772 million contract Thursday by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board of directors to extend BART 10 miles south, into Santa…
APTA hails 3Q ridership gains
U.S. public transportation trips increased 2.0% in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010, the American Public Transportation Association said Thursday—an increase of 52 million transit trips.…
PATH's 2012 capital budget: $351.5 million
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a preliminary 2012 capital investment program totaling $3.659 billion—“enough to keep priority capital programs moving forward and to…
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…
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