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September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.

September 15, 2014

D.C. can do more to help seniors age in place, report says

Local policymakers and planners can focus on three areas to help DC's older adults get around more easily: pedestrian safety, public transit, and alternative transit options

September 10, 2014

Metro North rebuilds Conn. switching complex 4 months ahead of schedule

Metro-North was able to dramatically speed up the control house restoration by taking equipment that had already been built and was ready for installation at another complex that had a switch layout that was virtually identical. The equipment that was repurposed uses the most modern technology, reducing the amount of complicated wiring that had been damaged in a May 10 fire.

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

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.

August 14, 2014

Vancouver to enforce fine for opening light rail doors

Police say media and social-media images of passengers walking the tracks of SkyTrain after bailing on cars stalled between stations last month have convinced some passengers they can just exit during short, routine delays.

August 13, 2014

N.Y. testing 'intrusion' system to save people who fall on subway tracks

The detection systems, being tested at a secret location, feature thermal imaging cameras, laser-beam transmitters and other high-tech tools intended to alert the motorman if someone falls on the tracks.

August 13, 2014

DEA agent paid Amtrak employee for confidential passenger info

The agent paid an Amtrak secretary more than $850,000 over the past 19 years for the information, even though the records were available at no cost through an agreement with Amtrak police.

August 13, 2014

Chicago Transit to renovate 3 Blue Line stations

The $33 million station improvement plan for California, Western and Damen will provide customers a safer, more comfortable transit experience, and are part of the ongoing modernization of CTA train and bus service across the city.

August 12, 2014

Who should be included in METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade?

METRO Magazine will be profiling influential contributors to the public transportation industry in the September/October issue. Let us know who should be recognized in this special feature!

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