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Posted on December 27, 2007

CTA to upgrade signs
CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority plans to replace its old rail station signs with more updated, consistent and accurate versions. For the full story, click here.

NYC Transit squad on call to stop graffiti
NEW YORK — The Eagle Team, an anti-graffiti surveillance squad, began operating last fall in an effort to help police catch vandals tagging trains. For the full story, click here.

Sprinter train to connect San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The North County Transit District will introduce its new, 22-mile Sprinter route by mid-January. While the rail will connect with multiple bus lines, the project has been criticized for being late and costly. For the full story, click here.

China may add Japanese-style bullet trains
TOKYO — Beijing may acquire about 10 eight-car “shinkansen” trains for the 74 mile route between Beijing and Tianjin, scheduled to open before the Olympic Games in August. For the full story, click here.

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L.A. Metro reconsidering selling naming rights for trains, stations

Since board approval in December, the staff received new information from the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office saying corporate naming decisions by Metro could lead to free speech entanglements

Metra chief Orseno to retire in December 2017

Orseno began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad commuter trains.

WSP | PB taps Werkmeister as nat'l strategic pursuit manager

She has 27 years of business development, marketing and sales experience, and has successfully led major strategic campaigns for large infrastructure pursuits across Southern California.

Cubic names Walker Ford VP/GM of Eastern region, Americas

This region includes Miami where the EASY Card revenue management system has become a major Cubic project, which recently expanded under a $33 million contract for upgrades to cloud-based services supporting mobile- and open-payment technologies.

New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.

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