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MTA Planning For Next-Gen Subway Cars

MTA New York City Transit announced plans to develop and purchase up to 949 new R262 subway cars with an open-gangway configuration, designed for the A Division (numbered lines), that would increase passenger flow to allow customers to move freely between cars, and have the potential to improve dwell times at stations and increase capacity.

NFTA Denied FTA New Starts Qualification

There is bad news from Washington D.C. concerning federal support for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s (NFTA, Buffalo, N.Y.) proposed $1.4 billion Metro Rail Amherst Light Rail Extension project. According to the Federal Transit Administration New Starts Report for the upcoming Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021), released earlier this month, the project did not qualify for a New Starts grant under the first step known as “Project Development.”

Keolis Receives APTA Nod for MBTA Sustainability Work

Keolis Commuter Services, the MBTA’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, earned the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Gold Sustainability Award for its commitment to and organizational enhancements focused on environmentally friendly business practices. Keolis is the first private commuter rail operator in the United States to earn the APTA Gold Sustainability Award.