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Michigan school district drops MTA service

Flint, Mich., school board ends 10-year accord with transit agency to transport students to and from school.

Metrolink conductor files lawsuit

Rail| May 2, 2002
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.
Management & Operations| April 24, 2002

Cummins Westport to deliver 75 engines

The new buses, 30-foot and 35-foot New Flyers with 8.3-liter C Gas Plus engines installed, will be used to retire older diesel fuel buses.
Rail| April 23, 2002

Trains collide in Southern California, killing 2

A collision between a passenger train and freight train in Orange County, Calif., injures at least 265 people.

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