Metal scavengers have stolen copper wires from SEPTA's tracks. The agency is spending up to $500,000 yearly to repair and replace the damaged equipment.
Through its partnership with INIT, DART was able to more efficiently manage its extensive light rail network.
Taking a proactive approach to potential rail attacks, agencies such as Amtrak and L.A. Metro have been fortifying their resources and outreach programs for years. As a result, they were ready and able to help riders feel safe when recent terrorist threats loomed.
The extension of the No. 7 line will provide a connection to an expanded Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the Hudson Yards area.
Eliminating all FY 2011 dollars for high-speed and intercity rail is therefore more than short-sighted. It sets the stage for an attack on the whole program.
Vehicle suppliers are stepping up to offer services for every facet of ownership, from installation of rail to refurbishment and modernization. Also, many are focusing on practices already in place throughout the world, where risk of ownership is actually transferred back to the company, enabling the rail operator to operate the system on an established fixed cost.
The university is currently awaiting approval on plans for a new arts complex that could not only save the historic train from being removed, but also increase ridership as well.
Freight and passenger rail operators share two goals: enhanced infrastructure and efficient transportation. Can they attain those goals while sharing tracks? Both sides emphasize the necessity of balancing needs and working together to receive funding.
There are numerous forms of identifying your voters, from door-to-door canvassing to paid phone banks.
As we look to expand the industry and procure new equipment to meet the growing demand for public transportation, governments and agencies must fund the talent side of our growing need.
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