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Metro-North ridership up in 2010

Rail| February 18, 2011
The agency also achieved an on-time record of 97.7 percent for the year, the sixth year in a row that trains performed at 97.5 percent on-time or better.

Mica proposes plan to save Fla. high-speed rail

Rail| February 18, 2011
Based on the requirement to secure a sub-grantee and ensure that the project is on the soundest financial footing possible, he is exploring what he terms a "partial project rescue plan."
Rail| February 17, 2011

ARINC to equip Metrolink with PTC subsystems

The supplier, as part of a team led by Parsons Corp., will provide three key subsystems for a Positive Train Control system, the first to be used on a U.S. commuter railroad.
Rail| February 17, 2011

Calif., N.Y. ask for Florida’s high-speed rail funds

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for the money to be redirected to California’s project, despite protests from critics. New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer echoed the request for their state.
Rail| February 17, 2011

Hampton Roads receives U.S. DOT subpoena

Feds are looking into Norfolk Light Rail records. Agency President and CEO declined to comment on the other documents received.
Accessibility| February 17, 2011

Report: Calif. must urge job growth near transit to cut driving

Data shows that placing jobs near transit is more effective in boosting ridership than having housing near transit. Additionally, while transit ridership is increasing in California, the state has failed so far to reap the benefits of its large investment in rail transit.
Rail| February 17, 2011

Amtrak launches YouTube channel, expands Wi-Fi

Channel will feature videos with information on safety and security; the Trails & Rails program; the Amtrak vision for high-speed rail; travel tips; and exclusive contests and promotions. Will also install its free Wi-Fi service, AmtrakConnect, on Northeast Corridor and more West Coast trains by the end of this year.
Bus| February 16, 2011

S.F. MTA taps creative options to close deficit

Raising vehicle registration fees, creating a "transportation utility fee," raising parcel and sales taxes, or hiking off-streeting parking fees are options the agency may put to voters.
Rail| February 16, 2011

FTA: Honolulu must turn in updated financial plan

Rogoff said the FTA's concerns include the latest proof that the city has sufficient resources to pay its share of the $5.5 billion the city estimates it'll cost to build the 20-mile elevated system.
Rail| February 16, 2011

Houston Metro receives CAF refund

Contracts were canceled and the Spanish railcar vendor relinquished claim to any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits — this, in addition to the $14 million refund.

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