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Philadelphia's SEPTA crowned Roadeo Grand Champion

Bus| May 8, 2014
The 39th International Bus Roadeo was held in conjunction to APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Show in Kansas City, Mo., this week.

Ridership, industry visibility touted at APTA Conference

Ridership and increased funding for public transportation were major themes as APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Conference kicked off with its Opening General Session at the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday.
Accessibility| May 7, 2014

Question of the day: What is the most urgent trend affecting your operation today?

We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.
Government Issues| May 7, 2014

Hudson River rail tunnels have up to 20 years left, Amtrak says

A $12.4 billion project to replace the Hudson tunnels, which would have more than doubled the number of peak-time runs, to 48 trains per hour, was canceled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2010.

Slow adoption of modern tech hampers NYC subway, study says

Reliance on antiquated signaling system adds to delays, inefficiency and safety risks, according to a regional research and advocacy group.
Rail| May 7, 2014

TriMet’s Yellow Line hits nearly 46M rides at 10 years

Since opening on May 1, 2004, annual ridership has grown 24.2%, and there has been a 50% increase in the number of new businesses along the line.
Rail| May 7, 2014

4 companies respond to Ind. Amtrak RFP

State, county and city officials advertised for independent companies to submit plans to find efficiencies and close the gap between revenues and operating costs.
Rail| May 7, 2014

Hawaii’s HART gets high marks for tree preservation

A nonprofit group praises the efforts of the transit system to transplant up to 900 trees that will need to be removed to make way for the 20-mile rail line. HART also moved rail columns by a few feet to accommodate some trees that have been determined to be too valuable to move.

Rail| May 7, 2014

Los Angeles’ Union Station celebrates 75 years

L.A. Metro held a rededication ceremony at the station’s Old Ticket Concourse on May 3 to mark the milestone. When the station opened in 1939, it accommodated approximately 13,000 rail travelers daily. That number today is closer to 75,000.

Rail| May 6, 2014

N.Y. subway rail that snapped in derailment was new

The rail that broke underneath a train in Queens Friday morning was manufactured in the U.S. in November and installed in March.

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