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Texas group recommends final high-speed rail corridor

Rail| February 18, 2015

Calls on FRA to move forward with consideration of the utility corridor expected to travel near Hwy. 290 in Harris County and north through a portion of Grimes County.

Report: D.C. Metro knew smoke-emergency system was an issue

Security and Safety | February 18, 2015

A complete software replacement is needed to “make the rail system safer for customers and employees [and to] provide improved customer satisfaction through more reliable and efficient operation,” according to the Nationa Safety Transportation Board.

Rail| February 18, 2015

Detroit streetcar tech center renderings unveiled

The cost to design and build the facility, which includes community input, is estimated to be $6.9  million.

Security and Safety | February 18, 2015

Chicago Transit: Serious crime down 26%

Across the rail system, overall serious personal and property crimes decreased 24% in 2014. Robberies on the rail system decreased 26% in 2014 to 210 and have declined each year since 2011. Robberies on trains fell 23% and 28% at stations and platforms. Thefts decreased across the rail system, with the number of incidents down 31% on trains and down 12% on platforms and at stations.

Rail| February 18, 2015

Metra awards contract to 'modernize' railcar fleet

The contract to renovate to engines to “like new” condition was awarded to Progress Rail Services Corp. of Patterson, Ga. The work covers 41 EMD Model F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives that were originally built between 1989 and 1992.

Rail| February 18, 2015

Alstom awarded 15-year rail service contract

Will maintain 75 passenger cars on the “Caledonian Sleeper” trains, one of only two sleeper services in the UK. Alstom has been providing maintenance services for the “Caledonian Sleeper” trains for more than a decade.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

N.Y. MTA union chief tells drivers to slow down

The added caution comes two days after an MTA bus driver was arrested for running over a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The criminal charges against the bus driver infuriated the union.

Sustainability| February 17, 2015

Stockholm to build bikes only parking garage

Located near a major train station, the garage will include a bike repair shop and changing rooms where commuters can shower, dress for work, and leave their helmets in lockers.

Sustainability| February 17, 2015

CCW begins delivering ZEPS buses to IndyGo

Each 40-foot electric bus carries 36 seated passengers plus standees and is equipped with air operated doors, brakes, suspension, hydraulic power-steering, stainless steel bike racks and LED lighting.

Management & Operations| February 17, 2015

Cummins expands diagnostic app availability

Since it was first announced in March 2014, Cummins has over 5,000 engines running Connected Diagnostics in North American medium- and heavy-duty truck markets, with multiple telematics providers. Expansion is underway to integrate Connected Diagnostics into the commercial marine, power generation, rail, transit bus, motorcoach, construction and mining markets.

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