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August 27, 2014

China touts itself a winner in high-speed rail stakes

"Though America leads in freight rail, its passenger rail conditions are terrible,” the article said, which cites, by way of example, a train ride from Washington to Boston that was scheduled to take between six and seven hours but took 13 hours because of heavy rain.

August 22, 2014

On-demand bus service Bridj facing regulation

The company received a letter that said it could not use many of its proposed stops in and around Harvard Square, Kendall Square, and Central Square, the most populous sections of the city.

August 19, 2014

U.S. DOT takes connected vehicle program to next level

Supports report with research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits

August 15, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $10,064 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the average national gas price of $3.47 per gallon.

August 15, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.

August 13, 2014

DEA agent paid Amtrak employee for confidential passenger info

The agent paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 over the past 19 years for the information, even though the records were available at no cost through an agreement with Amtrak police.

August 12, 2014

Who should be included in METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade?

METRO Magazine will be profiling influential contributors to the public transportation industry in the September/October issue. Let us know who should be recognized in this special feature!

August 11, 2014

D.C. cab cos. unite against ride-sharing services

Cabdrivers are joining labor unions, labor organizers and cab companies are lobbying jointly, and rival taxi executives are sharing notes and filing complaints and lawsuits, according to a report.

August 8, 2014

Chicago Transit receives $35M grant for rail work

The CTA is the first U.S. transit agency selected for funding through the FTA’s new Core Capacity Grant Program, which is designed to help rail transit providers increase the volume of passengers or trains without expanding the footprint of the system.

August 7, 2014

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar launch carpooling service

With costs averaging 30 to 40% less than solo rides, the shared services may compete with public transit as well as car ownership,

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