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August 21, 2014

Study finds public transportation users more fit

The study collected and assessed 7,534 BMI measurements and 7,424 body fat percentage measurements from participants in a cross-sectional dataset representative of the British population.

August 21, 2014

Las Vegas mobility network study focuses on Strip

Between the visitors and the employees, the Strip hosts an estimated 155,000 people per square mile—a density that approaches that of Manhattan on a business day, with cars remaining the overwhelming transport option. The plan is expected within the next year and a half.

August 21, 2014

San Diego MTS hits 95M passengers in FY2014

Trolley ridership increased nearly 34% over the previous year from 29,699,366 in FY 2013 to 39,694,197 trips in FY 2014, while the bus system logged 55,316,353 trips in FY 2014, a 1% decrease over FY 2013 primarily due to construction delays on major routes.

August 21, 2014

APTA creates 'How Millennial' quiz

The "How Millennial are Your Local Travel Habits" online quiz compares the quiz participant's local travel habits to this tech-savvy 18 to 34 year old generation.

August 21, 2014

Next phase of D.C. rail line receives $1.28B loan

The Silver Line is being constructed by MWAA and operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The new line is expected to serve approximately 85,700 daily riders by 2030.

August 20, 2014

N.M. Rail Runner settlements reach $8M

The system, which had paid any of the claims to this point, will pay $2 million to cover liability claims up to $3 million. The Rail Runner buys insurance in the private market for claims over that amount.

August 20, 2014

Report: Regional Okla. system possible in next few years

The plan calls for commuter rail service from Norman and Edmond into downtown Oklahoma City. There are also streetcar lines extending from downtown east, along with significant enhancements to local bus service.

August 20, 2014

Alstom launches photo contest

A selection of the best images will be on display Sept. 23 on Alstom's booth at InnoTrans, the biggest global trade show dedicated to the rail sector, which is held every two years in Berlin.

August 20, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar unlikely to receive $5M fed grant

The regional transit authority's grant application rated poorly in a standard scoring process completed by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments transportation planning agency, according to documents obtained by The Enquirer.

August 19, 2014

Dallas light rail service to airport takes off

The five-mile segment links newly renovated Terminal A and Belt Line Station, with continuing service to major regional destinations including Irving-Las Colinas, Dallas Market Center and downtown Dallas.

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