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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…
Cleveland Track Materials gets MTA NYCT work
Cleveland Track Material says it will deliver five guarded, tangential geometry , double crossovers with 39-41-foot track centers on low vibration concrete tie blocks for New York's Second Avenue Subway…
Cuomo seeks funds for stricken rails, tunnels
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was reported Monday to be putting together request for $60 billion in federal aid to help pay for damage inflicted on the New York City…
AnsaldoBreda finally lands Miami order
Florida's Miami-Dade County Commission has agreed to award a $313 million contract for 136 transit cars to AnsaldoBreda.
Different rail plans for D.C.'s Inauguration Day
Mindful of the surge in riders during (and leading up to) Inauguration Day 2009, Washington, D.C.-area rail operators are preparing for comparable events of Jan. 21, 2013—but in very different…
Twin California defeats loom for rail
Los Angeles County voters Tuesday who supported Measure J, extending a half-cent tax for public transportation, accounted for 65% of those voting on the measure, thus falling short of a…
In LA, Measure J seeks more transit funds
At least 19 measures involving rail and public transit are on the ballot Tuesday across the U.S., with Los Angeles County potentially the biggest player involved. Voters in America's second-largest…
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