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DART rail — a case study in innovation and service

Rail| May 21, 2012
Through its partnership with INIT, DART was able to more efficiently manage its extensive light rail network.

GO Transit to offer refund if trains more than 15 mins. late

Rail| May 15, 2012
Refunds won't be offered when delays are caused by extreme weather, police investigations, accidents and medical emergencies.
Rail| May 9, 2012

Chicago's 'L' station features virtual supermarket

Online grocer Peapod turned a busy CTA "L" station at State and Lake streets into a virtual supermarket aisle, enabling commuters to use their smart phones to scan and buy any of 70 items for delivery the next day.

Rail| May 2, 2012

Honolulu rail authority to receive $48M in tax funds

The new funds will bring total General Excise and Use Tax revenue received to date for the rail project to $858.73 million, about $8 million more than projected.
Rail| April 25, 2012

Cubic wins Australian rail contract

The maximum value of the services to be provided by Cubic to RailCorp under the contract is expected to be approximately $65 million. The contract includes provisions to be extended with two one-year options for services.
Rail| April 18, 2012

Siemens awarded Greek signaling contract

The scope of supply includes the electronic interlockings and outdoor equipment, as well as the trackside components for automatic train control system. Furthermore, 17 trains will be fitted with Siemens onboard units. The first phase will be commissioned in autumn 2013.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Translink has no authority to enforce fare evasion fines

While it does have the authority to issue the $173 tickets, it is the responsibility of the provincial automobile insurance agency ICBC to collect fines when people choose to pay them, but ICBC has no authority to force people to pay.
Rail| March 27, 2012

Long Island Rail expands quiet car program

Another important change in the pilot program is that the westernmost car on the train will now be the quiet car effective April 2. In the initial pilot, the quiet car was the easternmost car.
Rail| March 7, 2012

D.C. airport rail extension costs hold steady

The project will cost $3.2B to $3.3B overall. If Fairfax and Loudoun counties independently construct the Route 28 station and the parking garages at the new stations, then the core cost of the project drops to $2.7B to $2.8B.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Calif.’s Metrolink receives $3.7M to enhance crossing safety

Adding warning devices and barriers that make it difficult for drivers or pedestrians to circumvent gate arms when a train is approaching. Enhancements include additional exit and pedestrian gates, new raised median islands, flashing signals and right-of-way security gates.

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