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With Miami light rail extension cost nearing $6B, alternative solution found

Rail| December 14, 2016

By expanding current rail systems, Miami-Dade could add about 30 miles of track for less than $4 billion, according to the latest estimate.

Calif. high-speed group approves plans to unlock billions in bond funds

Rail| December 14, 2016

Board members approved funding plans for the Central Valley and San Francisco-San Jose segments, as well as authorizing the issuance of a “request for qualifications” from potential train-operating companies.

Rail| December 14, 2016

Uber named Metra’s official rideshare partner

Uber’s name will be featured on a wide range of promotional materials, including posters displayed at train stations and on Metra trains, timetables, mailing inserts and at ticket office windows.

Rail| December 14, 2016

Sound Transit bond sale secures lower borrowing costs for light rail extensions

The $477 million sale consisted of fixed-rate bonds at a total interest cost of 3.596%. The favorable rate is significantly lower than the 5.3% average over the last 30 years.

Security and Safety | December 14, 2016

SEPTA joins federal Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Joins Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Chicago’s Metra, MBTA/Keolis, Long Island Railroad, Metro North, and Pa.’s Strasburg Railroad as carriers that use the system.

Management & Operations| December 13, 2016

DASH GM, Modell to receive proclamation from city council

Modell was instrumental in growing the system from 17 buses and 30 employees to operating on 10 routes with 79 buses, 5 trolleys and more than 185 employees.

Rail| December 13, 2016

M-1 RAIL unveils streetcar station design concept

Stations will be Wi-Fi enabled, heated and equipped with security cameras, emergency phones, and next-vehicle alert screens.

Security and Safety | December 13, 2016

Sen. Schumer calls for mass transit employees to be checked against terror list

Said positions like engineers, train conductors, and those maintaining the tracks on both rail lines like Amtrak as well as subways, should be checked against the watch list, similar to the way airline employees current are.

Bus| December 13, 2016

BC Transit to rollout camera systems across entire bus fleet

The cost of the camera systems is being funded in part by a $160-million agreement with the federal government, which will also help cover the cost of new GPS bus-tracking technology and other upgrades.

Sustainability| December 13, 2016

Mass. agency adds 3 Proterra electric buses, fast chargers

The buses will serve communities along PVTA's Route P21E in Holyoke and Springfield. In addition to state-contributed funds, PVTA purchased the Proterra Catalyst FC buses with funds from the Federal Highway and Transit Administration.

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