April 24, 2014
The silent 6-minute color film clip features train engines, vintage cars and spectators from the opening day parade. The home movie was shot by legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball, creator of numerous classic Disney characters including Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), scheduled to be completed later this year, will accommodate several modes of transportation, including Metrolink commuter rail and Amtrak, bus, shuttle and taxi systems as well as future high-speed rail.
Already in 2014, following several police surveillance missions and using images pulled from station and railcar cameras, police have made 60 arrests for graffiti-related crimes on CTA properties.
The $7.5 million contract from Metropolitan Transportation Commission to expand the fare payment system to more than a dozen suburban transit agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
April 23, 2014
If elected, Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler will form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., saying that the commuting option would encourage more families to move to Baltimore.
The schedule for the first Green Line trains, which will roll June 14, will be on a trial basis and may be modified due to maintenance needs, according to Metro Transit officials.
Since the police began using the trophy cameras in September, nine incidents of trespassing in the subways have been caught on camera, and two people have been arrested as a result, according to the report.
Cal/OSHA cited the rail agency for "willful serious safety violations" over an Oct. 19 incident in which two track workers were killed by a train that officials say was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision.
Powered 100% by sunlight, the kiosks draw no power from the electrical grid and can remain active for 10 days without needing to be recharged by the sun.
The newly-repowered locomotives are now used daily in Washington, D.C. The engine configuration helps reduce diesel fuel consumption by about 50% and produces fewer pollutant emissions.
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