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October 22, 2014

Detroit M-1 streetcar reaches construction milestone

The first nearly 900 cubic yards of concrete was poured along a section of Detroit's M1 Rail on Woodward at John R. in downtown Detroit Saturday.


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

MBTA taps Chinese company for new railcars

The Alliance for American Manufacturers — a national labor group — blasted the deal in a letter yesterday to Gov. Deval Patrick, warning that he will put other companies across the country at a competitive disadvantage in future contracts if the China contract is signed.


October 22, 2014

Alstom to supply 12 Citadis trams

They will serve the Illkirch-Graffenstaden town center, which has considerably been expanded over recent years and will also run on the cross-border line linking the center of Strasbourg in France with Kehl in Germany.


October 22, 2014

Kiel products unveiled at APTA EXPO

Aside from introducing new seating options to the market, the company's products were prominently displayed on MCI's Commuter Coach and Bombardier's railcar for BART.


October 22, 2014

LIRR upgrades 'TrainTracker' app

Among the new features are an easier to use station picker screen, improved arrival countdown screen, enhanced trip search capability, detailed station parking information and a new server, enabling LIRR to handle more TrainTime requests per minute.


October 22, 2014

First Southwestern rail study released

The study was developed with regional stakeholders and state agencies considering existing travel conditions and future demand. The Southwest study examines connections to emerging rail markets in six Southwest states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.


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

Poll: Americans favor public transportation over roads

Overall, 54% prefer focusing on public transit, while four in 10 say the government should focus on expanding and building roads instead. Preference for public transit, though, ranges from 61% of urban residents to 52% of suburbanites and 49% of people in rural areas.


October 21, 2014

Detroit SMART driver falls asleep at wheel

The bus went over the center of the road and hit an eastbound vehicle. The bus then hit the rear of a westbound vehicle that then hit another eastbound vehicle, and hit four more vehicles before coming to a rest at a guardrail, police said.


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