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FRA announces $50M in PTC grants

Rail| April 8, 2010
FRA will begin accepting grant applications on April 9, 2010. Eligible applicants include passenger and freight rail carriers, railroad suppliers, and state and local governments.

King County releases data to programmers

Bus| April 8, 2010
Metro is now making its data more easily accessible by providing developer support pages on Metro Online with the data in industry standard General Transit Feed Specification. The data is free of charge to anyone who agrees to the terms of use.
Rail| April 8, 2010

China to play role in U.S. HSR

The country has signed preliminary agreements with California and General Electric for the export and licensing of bullet trains.
Accessibility| April 8, 2010

Study: L.A.’s Measure R could create half million jobs

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. study, “The Construction Impact of Metro’s Measure R Transportation Projects,” estimates that Measure R-funded construction projects could create more than half a million part-time and full-time jobs with total earnings of $22.4 billion.
Bus| April 8, 2010

Las Vegas' RTC launches new BRT line

The ACE Green Line is one of several new rapid transit lines that the RTC is providing to connect Southern Nevada. The line will be funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act transit stimulus funding. Service is anticipated to begin in 2011.
Bus| April 8, 2010

Rider concerns push NJ Transit to modify fare hike

After listening to customers and rail advocates protest a proposed 25 percent fare increase at a recent public hearing, transit officials will adjust plans for raising fares.
Bus| April 7, 2010

St. Louis Metro scores tax victory

The sales tax increase will generate about $80 million a year for Metro. The measure also triggers a previously passed 0.25 percent tax increase in the city of St. Louis.
Bus| April 7, 2010

Greyhound, INDOT, Miller Trailways launch Hoosier Ride

Since January, Hoosier Ride expanded into five regional fixed routes that are timed to connect with existing Greyhound national service in Evansville, Ind.; Indianapolis; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; and South Bend, Ind.
Rail| April 7, 2010

Cubic receives $10M NYC contract

Cubic's MetroCard Fare Collectors will let people use their MetroCard to pay before the bus arrives. They are new, weatherized versions of the MetroCard Express Machines currently used in NYCT's subway system to accept credit or debit card payments.
Rail| April 7, 2010

Amtrak advancing PTC installations

To accomplish the self-imposed and accelerated timeline, Amtrak will submit a PTC Implementation Plan to the Federal Railroad Administration by April 16, as required by law, and is now designing the build-out of its existing PTC system along the Northeast Corridor.

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