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Musician aims to make fare collection 'beep' sound more pleasant

Rail| February 26, 2014
James Murphy, frontman of the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem, has launched Subway Symphony, a proposed project intended to replace the “unpleasant beep” heard when riders swipe their MetroCard with a more soothing sound.

Maxwell's ultracapacitor usage expanded in Korea

Rail| February 26, 2014
Each installation employs up to 200 of Maxwell's 48-volt multi-cell ultracapacitor modules. Based on their positive experience to date, Woojin and rail system operators are planning several additional installations in 2014 and 2015.
Rail| February 26, 2014

Fla. freight rail upgrade could spur passenger service

The project could open the door to passenger-train service between Lake and Orange counties, including a connection to the SunRail commuter line.
Rail| February 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA program to improve worker, passenger safety

Chairman/CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he is creating the position of chief safety officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to the chairman/CEO, to ensure safety is a top priority throughout all MTA operations.
Rail| February 26, 2014

Chicago Transit to kick off Blue Line improvement

Announced in December 2013, Your New Blue includes a number of track and station improvement projects along the 12.5-mile stretch of the O’Hare Branch between the Grand and O’Hare stations.
Accessibility| February 26, 2014

TAPTCO releases Safety Leadership training course

Once completed, the leadership will understand the actions they can take to improve the behaviors of drivers to avoid unsafe acts and “Do It Right, the First Time, Every Time” in every function they need to perform.
Rail| February 26, 2014

Digital leaders to take part in #AmtrakLIVE event

During a train journey on the Texas Eagle from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, March 5 to 7, more than 30 participants will collaborate and share the scenic views of the Southwest from a reserved observation car on the Texas Eagle.
Rail| February 26, 2014

NFTA’s aging rail creates hurdles for riders

Problems such as increased wait times for trains due to single track use, stemming from deteriorating conditions, caused a nearly 25% drop in ridership last year for the 30-year-old system.
Motorcoach| February 25, 2014

Megabus expands into N.C., S.C.

Columbia, S.C. and Fayetteville, N.C. passengers will be able to travel express between the two cities, as well as to and from Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; and Durham, N.C., for as low as $1 on three daily arrivals and departures.
Bus| February 25, 2014

Detroit overhaul plan would boost fares, security

As part of the proposed blueprint for remaking the city filed in bankruptcy court, the department discussed several inefficiencies as well as a plan to address them over the next few years.

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