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July 18, 2014

NYC to begin fining Chinatown buses by August

Regulations allow the city to fine buses for operating without permits, stopping outside of approved...

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July 17, 2014

Long Island Rail Road strike averted, deal reached

Provides the 17% wage increase recommended by the Presidential Emergency Board, and includes the...

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July 16, 2014

Cost of building Chinese high-speed rail one-third lower than in other countries

The major factors include the line design speed, topography along the alignment, weather conditions,...

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July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees...

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FEATURES

2014 Top Rail Projects Survey

With a reported $16.5 billion in projects, New York City Transit again tops the list, with the amount of streetcar projects in North America continuing to grow. Total project purse grows nearly 50% over 10 years.


Metrolink Leads the Way as PTC Deadline Looms

The California rail system turns from tragedy to triumph as it moves toward completing positive train control installation on its rail lines by 2015. The expedited effort was spurred in part by the 2008 collision that killed 25 passengers. For many systems, though, gaining radio frequency spectrum remains a challenge.


Time Running Out for Funding A New Transportation Bill

While there are some new solutions for funding a bill when MAP-21 expires being mentioned, there is still no mechanism, new or old, gaining bipartisan favor. Meanwhile, the fractious climate on Capitol Hill makes reaching an agreement even more difficult.


How sustainability can save transit agencies money, build community support

Making more sustainable choices for fuel, power and water can save big money.




DEPARTMENTS

Pub Perspective: The most important P in PPP is the last one

The first thing to understand about P3s is that they are primarily a money-saving strategy and are still expected to earn a return on investment.



Former T&I Chairman and champion of ‘intermodality’ Oberstar dies

James Oberstar, former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) and long-time transportation advocate, died in May at age 79.

Local business in best position to advocate for HTF fix

Our private sector organizations need to tell their story, forcefully, about the jobs and the lost business activity at stake if contracts are cancelled, delayed or suspended.



Illinois transit group urges patent reform legislation

The call seeks to protect the industry, and subsequently other industries, from patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but instead sue those who do.

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