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China touts itself a winner in high-speed rail stakes

Government Issues| August 27, 2014
"Though America leads in freight rail, its passenger rail conditions are terrible,” the article said, which cites, by way of example, a train ride from Washington to Boston that was scheduled to take between six and seven hours but took 13 hours because of heavy rain.

M-1 project awards $40M in contracts to local and minority businesses

Rail| August 27, 2014
Detroit-based companies, along with women, minority and disadvantaged business enterprises, have been awarded nearly 30% of the construction and concurrent road work for the M-1 RAIL streetcar project.
Bus| August 27, 2014

Study: Hillsborough must expand bus service before seeking rail grants

The study, which was conducted by AECOM, has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016.
Rail| August 27, 2014

Vt. begins laying track for rail corridor

Once the work is completed along two separate stretches next year, it will leave an 11-mile gap that must be filled to complete the 75-mile track upgrade between Rutland and Burlington. Officials hope to learn next month if a federal grant for that project will be approved.
Rail| August 27, 2014

Va. could see 3rd daily train route by 2017

The train, as envisioned, would depart from Lynchburg and head to Washington, D.C. and New York before returning the next day.
Management & Operations| August 26, 2014

Pedestrians, commuter rail users happiest says study

Cycling (82%), driving (77%), metro riders (76%) and bus riders (75.5%) rounded out the top six categories, according to a study by McGill University that examined of the modes for work travel users are most satisfied with.
Bus| August 26, 2014

KCATA to open CNG fueling station

The station allows buses to be fueled in less than seven minutes and will enable KCATA to fill more than 200 buses nightly.
Bus| August 26, 2014

The Rapid launches BRT line

The FTA contributed approximately $32 million toward the $40 million total Silver Line project cost, including $19 million through its Capital Investment Grant Program and $13 million through its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.
Accessibility| August 26, 2014

MCI delivers J4500s to Ala., Ga.

The J4500, which also recently underwent a design change, additionally offers standard features including flat-screen video monitors, tiered theatre seating and LED lighting, plus performance features including an optimized powertrain for better fuel economy.
Bus| August 26, 2014

TriMet, GlobeSherpa, INIT partner for eFare system

Designed to incorporate leading edge electronic payment technologies to make travel on transit more convenient for customers, the system will provide the region’s transit agencies with a more efficient and secure fare collection platform.

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