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Chicago Transit to overhaul 3200-series railcars

Rail| September 11, 2014
Will extend the life of the railcars and improve their performance, efficiency and reliability by replacing or rebuilding many of the railcars’ major components

SEPTA launches passenger etiquette campaign

Rail| September 11, 2014
The new "Dude It's Rude" program attempts to reform customer travel habits that have continuously been reported as big problems for specific service modes including taking trash with them, watching their language and blocking the front aisle.
Accessibility| September 11, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.

Government Issues| September 10, 2014

Detroit's M-1 Streetcar earns $12M FTA Tiger grant

The funding, which had been anticipated by M-1 officials, helps to plug what could have been a hole in funding for the streetcar line’s estimated $140-million construction cost and its operating revenues later.
Management & Operations| September 10, 2014

D.C. Metro to launch fare payment pilot

Installation of new fare gates, bus and parking payment targets for the pilot will begin in October. Metro will begin recruiting customers to participate in the pilot within a matter of weeks.
Rail| September 10, 2014

NJ Transit to add first deputy executive director in 12 years

Executive Director Veronique Hakim will continue to oversee rail and bus transportation instead of passing it to a subordinate, according to the report. Neil S. Yellin would oversee "non-operating" departments, such as customer service, communications and corporate affairs.
Management & Operations| September 10, 2014

Metro North rebuilds Conn. switching complex 4 months ahead of schedule

Metro-North was able to dramatically speed up the control house restoration by taking equipment that had already been built and was ready for installation at another complex that had a switch layout that was virtually identical. The equipment that was repurposed uses the most modern technology, reducing the amount of complicated wiring that had been damaged in a May 10 fire.
Management & Operations| September 10, 2014

$200 million upgrades to Grand Central unveiled

A developer would make the upgrades, including a new entrance on 42nd street to the Times Square shuttle platform; knocking out a wall to create a larger mezzanine near the Lexington Avenue line; and thinner columns that would let people slip more easily from the subway to the staircases, in exchange for city approval to build a 1.6 million-square-foot office building.
Management & Operations| September 10, 2014

Honolulu rail opening delayed as station contract bids canceled

Bids to build the first nine rail stations came in significantly higher than expected, which led the agency to cancel the contract bids.
Management & Operations| September 9, 2014

Metrolink annual ridership continues to drop

Officials of the six-county system mostly blame the downturn on the worst recession since World War II, which decimated the region's workforce.

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