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October 24, 2014

FRA frees up Chicago rail 'chokepoint'

The Englewood Flyover separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains and freight trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor and will relieve Metra riders of more than 7,500 annual passenger hours of delay.

October 24, 2014

4th person to test positive for ebola used public transportation

Dr. Craig Spencer, who returned to the U.S. from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17, is the fourth person to test positive for the viral disease while in the U.S.

October 23, 2014

Parsons Brinckerhoff to push Hillsborough County plan

The county’s transportation policy leadership group outlined a public outreach effort that will be carried out by the firm that will include eight community and two regional meetings along with speaking engagements by county leaders.

October 22, 2014

FTA, MARTA studying new light rail line

Though voters defeated the so-called TSPLOST transportation sales tax on July 31, 2012, the need for a light rail line serving the Clifton Corridor has continued to grow.

October 22, 2014

FRA releases Metra safety assessment findings

The assessment finds Metra to be generally compliant with federal safety regulations, but also directs the commuter railroad to take immediate steps to enhance its safety culture, which is an area of concern, and to better utilize safety technology.

October 21, 2014

Angela Iannuzziello named 'Person of the Year'

The VP and Canada transit lead for AECOM is the first female recipient in the award’s history.Her career involves more than 30 years of experience in transportation, transit and traffic planning.

October 15, 2014

Finding funding source key to reauthorization bill’s future

With surface transportation reauthorization facing several hurdles, most notably funding, key congressional staff engaged in overseeing public transportation programs shared their views and outlook for the legislative process during the “Congress & the Federal Transportation Agenda” session Monday.

October 15, 2014

Tober Inducted Into APTA Hall of Fame

Tober is former CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and a nationally recognized expert in transit agency management and operations, and current senior advisor at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

October 15, 2014

APTA Award Winners

APTA's 2014 winners for Local Distinguished Service, National Distinguished Service, outstanding board members and more.

October 15, 2014

Washington set to focus on 5 megatrends as APTA chair

Adding to his long list of accomplishments at Denver RTD, Washington has been named the new chair of APTA, ceremoniously taking the gavel from outgoing chair Peter Varga at EXPO on Monday. METRO spoke to Washington about his success at RTD and his new role as chair.

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