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July 24, 2014

SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.

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 zones or deviating from schedules. Fines start at $500 and climb to $2,500 for subsequent offenses within two years.

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 first-ever healthcare contributions from the 5,400 workers that make up the eight unions while protecting commuters and the MTA’s long-term financial stability.

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, land acquisition costs, use of viaducts instead of embankments, the construction of major bridges across wide rivers, and the construction of mega stations, according to a World Bank report.

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 should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.

July 15, 2014

20 people killed in Moscow subway derailment

According to a preliminary investigation, three cars derailed in a tunnel in the western part of the city, trapping hundreds of people.

July 15, 2014

AECOM to acquire URS for $6 billion

The combined company will be a leading, fully integrated infrastructure and federal services provider with more than 95,000 employees in 150 countries.

July 14, 2014

Seattle ordinance would charge fee to offset accessible taxi costs

Would generate a 10-cent fee on every ride originating in Seattle with uberX, Lyft, Sidecar, nonwheelchair-accessible taxis and for-hire companies, and pour that money into a fund.

July 11, 2014

Transportation proves effective vehicle for executive advancement in L.A.

"Los Angeles is exceptional when you look at the number of women in high-level executive positions in transportation,” explains WTS-LA president Lynda Bybee.

July 11, 2014

N.Y. hits Lyft with cease and desist order

State officials accused the company of acting in bad faith by concealing plans to operate in the city and say Lyft has violated several insurance laws, including illegally acting as an insurance provider and soliciting New York drivers.

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