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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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JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

National Express Transit acquires Cook DuPage Transportation

Established in 1975 and based in Chicago, CDT operates 275 paratransit vehicles providing more than 80,000 trips per month to PACE users in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

MTA chief weighs food ban on subway after track fire snarls service

A garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour.

BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.

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