Houston’s light-rail leaks electricity
HOUSTON — A consultant report says that electrical current leaking from Houston’s MetroRail tracks was found at two locations in the Texas Medical Center complex. The report says Metro must control “stray” current to protect area infrastructure. To read the full story, click here.
MTA considers cell phone service underground
NEW YORK — The MTA is moving ahead with plans to bring cell service to all 277 underground subway platforms. Several companies, including a consortium of major wireless providers, submitted bids for the contract. To read the full story, click here.
CTA faces repairs, possible layoffs
CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that it is reallocating nearly $15 million to make repairs to its rapid transit operation. At the same time, the agency is facing job cuts as part of a contingency plan to take place in September if the state legislature fails to increase transit funding. To read the full story, click here.