NY MTA being sued for refusing ad

The lawsuit by Vaguely Qualified Productions LLC is a challenge to a new MTA policy banning ads of a political nature from its buses and subways.

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Website helps commuters tap multimodal options

CarFreeAtoZ plans trips in a manner similar to Google Maps or Mapquest, but it combines different transit options, such as walking, using the Metro and biking.

FRA to enforce PTC deadline, impose penalties

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016 the FRA will begin imposing penalties on railroads that have not fully implemented the safety technology. Railroads that fail to meet the deadline face potential fines of up to $25,000 per day.

Passenger rail reform bill passes first hurdle

The “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” which was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, would authorize Amtrak for the next four years at an average $1.65 billion a year. Additionally, $570 million in total grant funding would be made available every year.

Sound Transit completes first phase of University Link testing

Over the past several months Sound Transit contractors have installed and tested new power, safety, train control and communications systems in most of the 3.1 miles of tunnels between Westlake Station in downtown Seattle and the University of Washington.

Calif.'s Metrolink operating PTC on 341 miles of agency-hosted lines

Following approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Metrolink began operating PTC RSD on the last of Metrolink's hosted rail system on June 14. RSD simply means trains in revenue service or in Metrolink's case, with passengers on board.

One in 10 miles of Cleveland rail track under 'go slow' orders

Aging track ties and instability in the track bed, or ballast, that force operators to apply the brakes to proceed safely is partly to blame in addition to a $150 million budget gap that would bring the rail system to a state of good repair.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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