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Requests top $13B for TIFIA loans

Bus| February 16, 2012
The program provides Federal credit assistance to nationally or regionally significant surface transportation projects, including highway, transit and rail.

MBTA’s proposed commuter rail changes anger riders

Rail| February 15, 2012
Meeting attendees said that planned service cuts and fare increases of up to 40%, designed to eliminate $169 million in debt, present a “major hardship.”
Rail| February 15, 2012

Bombardier very high-speed vehicle wins awards

The Zefiro combines the highest capacity in the industry with pioneering levels of passenger comfort and employs leading-edge technologies and advanced aerodynamics to reduce energy consumption, according to the company.
Rail| February 15, 2012

TRB, APTA extend call for light rail abstracts

The 12th National Light Rail Conference,"Sustaining the Metropolis: LRT and Streetcars for Super Cities," will be held Nov. 12 to 13, 2012, in Salt Lake City.
Rail| February 15, 2012

Porcari touts next generation, American-made trains

He spoke at the Next Generation Rail Supply Chain Connectivity Forum held to introduce suppliers to U.S.-based manufacturers likely to bid on the nearly $800 million in upcoming next-generation train orders.
Rail| February 15, 2012

Texas explores Austin to Houston rail

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is considering a new passenger rail service proposal that would connect Austin with Houston, and several cities in between. The cost of the project would exceed $1 billion for startup and build-out.
Motorcoach| February 15, 2012

IC Bus receives 25 bus D.C. order

Includes 14 AC Series vehicles-IC Bus's newest commercial offering that provides an integrated solution-and 11 HC Series vehicles.
Bus| February 15, 2012

LaHood recommends $2.2B worth of rail, BRT projects

The projects, included in President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, will put thousands of Americans to work building the vital infrastructure the nation needs to improve access to jobs while reducing U.S. dependence on oil and spurring new economic development.
Rail| February 15, 2012

Calif. HSR overhaul may bring $1B to S.F. rail

San Francisco Bay Area transportation agencies and the California High-Speed Rail Authority are negotiating an agreement to electrify Caltrain and lay the path for bullet train service between San Francisco and San Jose.
Bus| February 14, 2012

NJ Transit survey: Riders less satisfied with service

Overall satisfaction ranked 5.1 on a scale of 0 to 10, down from 5.3 in the previous period.

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