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CTA 2014 ridership drops, but rail sets record
Ridership on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operations fell 3% during 2014, driven by an 8% decline in bus ridership, CTA's largest clientele, and overshadowing a gain in rail ridership of…
MBTA restores full rail transit service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in…
Foxx proposes rail transit state safety oversight
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 a proposed rule "to increase oversight responsibilities of State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) by replacing the existing outdated regulatory framework with…
Made (mostly under) Manhattan
Amid myriad ongoing rail project work in New York's five boroughs, four subway programs in Manhattan signify the ups and downs of adjusting and growing a century-old system for the…
Rail service resuming after blizzard
Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by…
New York MTA Board approves fare hike
Riders on New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) buses and subways will pay more beginning March 22, 2015, following an MTA Board of Directors decision on Thursday, Jan. 22, to…
TTC: Presto to cover streetcars old and new
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has adjusted its timetable to implement its fare-card system, accelerating its completion date and now including its existing streetcar fleet in the mix.
LaGuardia AirTrain plan surprises and baffles
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 caught many by surprise in proposing a rail link from MTA subway and rail services in Queens to LaGuardia Airport,…
RailComm completes SEPTA installation
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said it has "completed the installation of an advanced remote switch and third-rail heater control system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [SEPTA]."
2015 Passenger Rail Outlook
States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve.
Honolulu project faces short-term fiscal shortfall
Honolulu City Council members have deferred a resolution assuring short-term bond financing for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)'s 20-mile elevated rapid transit line, now under construction.
HNTB names Townes transit market sector leader
Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works…
NJ transport chief urges no PATH cutbacks
If New Jersey's transportation commissioner gets his way, no cutbacks will occur to PATH overnight service linking the Garden State and Manhattan, despite a report commissioned by the governors of…
Vancouver transit plebiscite set for spring
Voters in the Vancouver, B.C., metropolitan area will vote by mail between March 16 and May 29 on a half-per-cent sales tax proposal, which would be used to fund several…
Trial balloon on PATH cutbacks draws fire
New Jersey interests, ranging from the mayors of Jersey City and Hoboken to the statewide rail passenger advocacy group, slammed a proposal slipped under the holiday weekend news radar by…
APTA: Rail powers 3Q transit ridership gains
More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the third quarter of 2014, up 1.8% from the comparable quarter in 2013, according American Public Transportation Association…
TTC OKs station debit, credit card use
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) customers will be able to use debit and credit cards to purchase fares at fare booths beginning New Year's Day, 2015.
Chicago taps Cubic for regional transit mobile app
Chicago area transit agencies Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and suburban bus operator Pace have awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply an integrated, smart phone-based system supporting a…
Hill International to manage NYCT storm recovery program
MTA New York City Transit has awarded Marlton, N.J.-based Hill International a five-year indefinite-quantity contract worth an estimated $55.8 million for construction management and inspection services for NYCT’s Superstorm Sandy…
MTA eyes more Canarsie Line capacity
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) seeks federal funds to add infrastructure and increase capacity on its Canarsie "L" line linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, currently handling huge increases in passenger…
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