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November 14, 2014

Fla. county passes long-term plan, still needs funding

The Transportation Policy Leadership Group, made up of all of the Hillsborough County commissioners and the mayors of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City, is in the process of devising a plan to fund transportation for economic development.


October 15, 2014

San Diego’s Jablonski ‘Gets People Where They Want to Go’

Paul Jablonski, CEO of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), is being honored with APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award for his 40-plus years in the industry. METRO finds out what makes him tick in our questionnaire.


October 15, 2014

Growing ridership, service keys to UTA success

By all indications, 2013 was quite a year for UTA, leading to the agency being named APTA’s 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System for a transit agency providing 20 million or more passenger trips.


October 14, 2014

Houston's light rail expansion moves forward with Purple Line

Also known as the Southeast Corridor line, the 6.6-mile, 10-station Purple Line begins downtown and travels southeast along Capitol and Rusk to the Palm Center near MLK and Griggs.


October 13, 2014

Waterloo Region's Rapid Transit System to Shape Growth, Development

The $818 million (CD) project will bring light rail transit (LRT) to the Waterloo Region — which includes the cities of Cambridge, Waterloo and Kitchener — in two stages.


October 13, 2014

Houston's Metro boosting rail, revamping bus network

METRO spoke with Metro’s President/CEO Thomas C. Lambert about his journey from police officer to head of a public transportation system as well as the success the agency has experienced over the last several years and EXPO.


September 30, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate the need for riders to make cumbersome transfers from light rail to the Metro Red or Purple Line subway system, and then back onto light rail, to reach their destinations.


September 23, 2014

Bombardier to supply light rail vehicles to Manchester system in U.K.

Together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, company has signed an option to supply 16 additional *BOMBARDIER *FLEXITY Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system.


September 19, 2014

Honolulu building rail system of the future

Instead of human drivers, a centrally-located computer system will control stops, departures, and speed, and even open and close doors. HART officials expect operations to be cheaper and safer.


August 15, 2014

Phoenix Mayor forms committee to explore transportation options

The committee will be made up of citizens and led by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former director of the Arizona DOT Mary Peters.


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