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APTA: Record 10.5 billion trips taken on U.S. public transportation in 2012
The demand for public transportation rose last year as Americans took 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, and 154 million more trips than the previous year, according…
New York MTA gets $193 million in Sandy aid
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are awarding New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority $193.1 million in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, including initial reimbursement costs incurred by New…
TransLink study favors more Skytrain technology
Brushing aside mounting complaints of modal bias from some British Columbia rail advocates and Vancouver metropolitan area officials, TransLink says its latest study shows SkyTrain technology is the best bet…
PATH readies full weekend service restoration
Weekend PATH service between the World Trade Center and Exchange Place in Jersey City is scheduled to resume Friday evening, completing the final phase of service restoration to the system…
OLI, FTA set transit Safety Education Grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education…
Contract set for Second Avenue Subway station
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Friday said it had awarded a $258 million contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc., to tackle mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finishing work for the 72nd Street…
Thales gets signal contract for Evergreen Line
Thales on Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Partnerships B.C. to install its SelTrac® Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line in…
MTA mulls reopening (one) South Ferry Station
One subway station in Manhattan mauled by Hurricane Sandy last October remains problematic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and it's an important subway/ferry transfer hub: South Ferry Station.
CTA installs high-definition cameras in older rail cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has begun a seven-month long project to install high-definition cameras in approximately 850 existing, older model rail cars to assist law enforcement and deter crime.
CTA seeks builder for 7000 series cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is seeking manufacturers for a brand-new generation of rail cars, the 7000 series, continuing the agency's efforts to modernize the transit system to improve service…
Vision for Central Texas transit unveiled
Project Connect regional partners, after a year of collaborative work and under the leadership of the Transit Working Group led by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, unveiled a regional high-capacity transit…
PATH resumes Hoboken-WTC service
With little advance notice and a minimum of public relations fanfare, PATH Wednesday morning resumed rail service between Hoboken, N.J., and its World Trade Center Station in downtown Manhattan.
Senate passes Hurricane Sandy relief bill
The Senate Monday, in a 62-to-36 vote, approved an aid package totaling $51 billion for Hurricane Sandy victims, rejecting an amendment to require the relief be offset by cuts to…
LaHood to step down in February
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
Invensys lauded for PATH restoration efforts
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) Executive Director Patrick J. Foye praised the…
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…
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