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WMATA looking for ways to boost ad revenues

Management & Operations| July 11, 2017

The most controversial of the revenue-generating ideas is expected to be the sale of station naming rights, which is currently forbidden by board policy. The board was firmly against the idea of selling naming rights in 2012.

BART communication with public questioned after 2nd teen mob robbery

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

A board director said she plans to meet with BART’s police chief to find out what they are going to do about crime on the transit system, which has seen a surge in robberies this year.

Technology| July 5, 2017

[Video] East Link I-90 Track Technology for Floating Bridge

Sound Transit required engineering solutions to meet the challenges of running trains across the I-90 floating bridge linking downtown Bellevue and downtown Seattle in 2023. The tracks crossing Lake Washington need to accommodate six different ranges of motion.

Rail| July 5, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit resumes full light rail service following 11-day shutdown

Meanwhile, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that engineers have all but dropped a possible light rail line from plans to connect St. Paul's Union Depot to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America in Bloomington

Rail| June 30, 2017

Report: Bombardier, Siemens continue toward rail unit merge

The companies are reportedly making progress on one joint venture for their rolling stock operations, which would be controlled by Montreal-based Bombardier, and another for signaling, in which Siemens would have a majority

Rail| June 27, 2017

Sound Transit secures $88M loan for light rail ops, maintenance facility

The credit agreement is the first of its kind in the nation in supporting four separate Sound Transit projects. It is expected to yield regional taxpayers long-term savings of between $200 million and $300 million in reduced borrowing costs.

Management & Operations| June 22, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit shutting down part of light rail system for 11 days

Maintenance project includes replacing sections of tracks, upgrading switches, and repairing concrete and overhead wires.

Rail| June 21, 2017

MARTA launches initiative to aesthetically enhance rail stations

The authority kicked off the newly established “Artbound” program with an inaugural launch event featuring dancers and musicians at Five Points MARTA Station this week.

Rail| June 20, 2017

Honolulu legislature to hold special session on rail project funding

The project was expected to cost $5.2 billion just a few years ago but is now estimated to cost as much as $10 billion with financing. The city’s latest figures project a $1.384 billion shortfall from now to 2024.

Rail| June 19, 2017

Brookville to build streetcar fleet for Valley Metro's Tempe line

The Liberty Streetcars will operate along a new corridor connecting Tempe residents and visitors, as well as Arizona State University students with key current and emerging local destinations.

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