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FTA withdraws $156 million from L.A. MTA project

Rail| May 8, 2002
Construction of the Expo Line, eventually linking Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Calif., could be delayed by this action and force the creation of a much shorter railway.

CATS enters contract with Gillig for 180 buses

Delivery of the first buses, to increase local and express services for CATS, is slated for late 2002 and early 2003.

Michigan school district drops MTA service

Flint, Mich., school board ends 10-year accord with transit agency to transport students to and from school.
Rail| May 2, 2002

Metrolink conductor files lawsuit

Patrick J. Phillips, 48, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages in a lawsuit which names Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. and Amtrak.
Rail| May 1, 2002

Hiawatha LRT granted $49.5 million in FTA funds

When announcing the grant, Transportation Secretary Mineta also underscored the importance of safety on the nation's transportation systems.
Rail| May 1, 2002

Bombardier introduces train control system in Europe

The new system, which replaces traditional trackside signals with radio communication, will increase efficiency and lower operating costs.
Management & Operations| April 30, 2002

Digital Recorders receives $1.7 million order

Digital will furnish route and destination signage, which offers enhanced color flexibility and message display options.
Rail| April 29, 2002

New Amtrak president named

David Gunn, who previously ran transit systems in New York City and Washington, will take over the position on May 15.
Rail| April 26, 2002

Train accidents increase 15% over three years

According to federal figures, 2001 saw the most train derailments nationwide (2,192) since 1985, when it was 2,495.
Rail| April 25, 2002

Calif. train ran two lights

Investigators said the freight engineer appeared to ignore or miss a yellow signal light approximately two miles from the collision site.

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