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September 2, 2014

N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen.

September 2, 2014

BART introduces security app

Riders have been asking for a safe, silent and discreet way to communicate with BART when they are on a train or in a station and this new application will make that happen.

September 2, 2014

Valley Metro lower fare vending machines

The adaptation was prompted by a Phoenix councilmember after a local veteran in a mobility device asked her for assistance in purchasing a transit pass.

September 2, 2014

NYC lawmakers want more transparency on bed bugs

Bed bugs were reportedly been spotted again on some New York City subways last week, with an N train even having to stop in Brooklyn, after the conductor came in contact with the pests.

September 2, 2014

Woman struck, killed by Minn. light rail train

St. Paul Police said that a female in her 40s was walking in the crosswalk to go to the station when she was struck by an eastbound train. Police said they believe she had headphones in.

September 2, 2014

5 Largest Public Transit Systems in U.S. (infographic)

The "Let’s Take a Ride" infographic showcases five major U.S. cities — Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco — with most extensive public transit systems in the country.

September 2, 2014

SamTrans CEO Scanlon retiring

Scanlon shepherded SamTrans and Caltrain through two economic downturns and played a central role in achieving the financial stability both agencies currently enjoy.

August 29, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line approved for engineering phase

Entry into the New Starts Engineering phase is the final milestone required before FTA can sign a Purple Line Full Funding Grant Agreement. With this achievement, MTA can start to incur costs that are eligible for federal reimbursement.

August 29, 2014

Honolulu light rail could generate $20B

With expansion of the initial project planned, TOD could be the largest construction boom since statehood, exceeding the $18 billion Japanese investment bubble of the late 1980s and 1990s.

August 28, 2014

Cleveland opens new Rapid Station

The new station, near Case Western Reserve University, replaces an aging rail station and bus terminal, built in 1956, with a modern facility that significantly improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities.

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