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House OKs hurricane funds; rail needs included
The House of Representatives late Tuesday approved at least $50 billion in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, including $5.4 billion for "Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief."
Research: BRT can truly be pricier than LRT
In my last article (Research study: New light rail projects beat BRT), I summarized the general results of a research study, co-authored with my colleague Dave Dobbs, that I presented…
PATH round-the-clock service inches ahead
PATH has combined portions of three regular daytime routes to re-establish overnight service on part of its system for the first time since Hurricane Sandy crippled the bistate rapid transit…
Transit benefit restored in fiscal deal
Among the changes (and status quo) perpetuated by Congress in its Jan. 2 budgetary decision making, public transit users were offered a plus: the rise in pretax federal transit benefits…
PATH touts weekend service resumption
PATH trains linking Newark, N.J., and the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan will resume running on the weekends, beginning this weekend, Jan. 5-6, continuing an on-again, off-again pattern in…
MTA launches "Subway Time" app
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday released its "Subway Time" app for passengers with iPhones and iPod Touch devices, providing up-to-the-minute arrival times for trains on it's "A" Division…
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Honolulu rail
A U.S. District Judge in Hawaii has ruled that the city and county of Honolulu can proceed with Oahu's $5.2 billion elevated rapid rail project.
New York MTA approves fare hike
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wednesday approved fare hikes for New York City Transit subways and buses, Metro-North Railroad, and the Long Island Rail Road. Fares increase next March 1.
MTA chairman expected to relinquish post
Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will be stepping down from his position on Friday, Dec. 22, according to a report in today’s New…
PATH again links Hoboken and Manhattan
After nearly two months of extensive round-the-clock repair efforts following Hurricane Sandy, PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid transit trains are resuming service between Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey and the…
A capital system keeps growing
In the April 12, 1976 cover story of Railway Age, “Day 1 on the Washington Metro,” Editor-In-Chief Luther Miller wrote: “Maybe it won’t last … But let it be recorded…
When the trains stopped
Hurricane Sandy stranded millions for days. It will take billions to fully recover from the monster storm’s windy, watery wallop.
APTA: Transit ridership rising in 2012
The American Public Transportation Association on Monday said more than 7.9 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first three quarters of 2012, an increase of 2.6% over…
PATH curtails weekend service to speed repairs
PATH bistate rail service will be limited to just one line, the system's Newark-to-World Trade Center route, this weekend and next to aid system repairs on other parts of the…
Bombardier forms China joint venture company
Bombardier Transportation and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd. Friday announced the formation of a joint venture company, Shentong Bombardier (Shanghai) Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company Ltd.
Arlington goes it alone on streetcar study
Arlington County, Va., continues to pursue plans for two streetcar lines, both meeting at Washington Metrorail's Pentagon City Station—but the county will pursue both, for now, without the help of…
TTC, Metrolinx sign Toronto LRT accord
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transportation agency Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission Wednesday signed an agreement outlining planned construction of four light rail transit lines in Canada's largest city.
Rail fracas not part of Toronto mayor’s ouster
A judge Monday ruled that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford violated conflict of interest laws and therefore cast the mayor out of office. But Ford's preference for subways instead of light…
BART explores express, split/merge service
BART officials have begun reviewing system operations with a eye toward offering both express services and split/merge operations, where a train is divided or joined en route to or from…
Downtown PATH service resumes
PATH rail service resumed Monday morning between downtown Manhattan and New Jersey points, including Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, following weeks of repair work following damage inflicted by Hurricane…
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