Topic : commuter rail

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Fort Worth 'FLIRTs' with New Train Tech for Airport Link

Rail| February 14, 2018

The FLIRT 3 (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) vehicles, built by Stadler Bussnang AG of Switzerland, are the first of this model type to operate in the U.S.

[Video] No Pants Subway Ride 2018

Rail| January 23, 2018

New Yorkers ride the subway without pants in freezing cold weather in the annual event put on by N.Y.-based comedic performance art group, Improv Everywhere.

Rail| January 17, 2018

Netflix and terrorism blamed for London Tube ridership decline

Ridership on the London Underground has dropped for the first time in more than 20 year.

Management & Operations| January 17, 2018

UTA's free-fare day adds 29K riders

The agency said the single-day ridership on FrontRunner commuter trains was up by 66% for a total of 30,016 boardings, while ridership on the TRAX light rail was up by 32%, for a total of 79,825 boardings.

Rail| December 6, 2017

Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Through the use of GPS technology, the agency's communication specialists can monitor the position and timeliness of all trains in the system in real time and alert passengers in a variety of ways.

Management & Operations| November 22, 2017

Sound Transit light rail ridership up 26%

The ridership gains within our region are very significant in contrast to recent ridership reductions in many other regions, with Sound Transit services seeing some of the strongest growth in the nation.

Rail| November 8, 2017

Commuter rail station named Colo. APWA 'Project of the Year'

It shares signature elements with other Eagle P3 commuter rail stations, such as its glass-and-steel elevator, but custom components make it unique among all other stations — such as its 24 by 14 foot pedestrian underpass.

Rail| October 18, 2017

[Video] Amtrak 'Ready to Build': Hudson Tunnel Project

Amtrak's Ready To Build campaign showcases five critical investments, including the Hudson Tunnel Project. Opened in 1910, the existing two-track North River Tunnel carries passengers between Manhattan and New Jersey.

Security and Safety | September 28, 2017

Keolis, MBTA tap special equipment to manage 'slippery-rail season'

Commuter rail operator utilizing power washers and drones to reduce impact of slippery rail created by leaves, debris on tracks.

Technology| September 11, 2017

March Networks introduces new 'Incident Search' tool

Provides fleet operators with a visual overview of what’s happening on all of their routes, complete with details on recorded events, such as speed, hard brakes, door malfunctions, or impacts.


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