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Alstom launches live 4G pilot for communication based train control

Rail| August 6, 2014
The pilot will be using Huawei’s LTE technology following the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two companies in April 2014.

Chicago to Quad-Cities rail service reaches milestone

Rail| August 6, 2014
The state of Illinois reached an agreement with the Iowa Interstate Railroad to design construction work on its part of the 162-mile route that will eventually link Chicago to the Quad-Cities — Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Ill.
Rail| August 6, 2014

Private investors warming to Calif. high-speed rail

Nine companies, mostly large construction, engineering and infrastructure firms that have worked on high-speed rail elsewhere, have written letters saying they are interested in financing part of what would be the state’s largest-ever infrastructure project.
Rail| August 6, 2014

Okla. trial passenger service to launch next year

The trial service is expected to start in the early part of next year. It will likely run between Sapulpa and Midwest City, but supporters hope a permanent service eventually links downtown Tulsa to downtown Oklahoma City.
Management & Operations| August 6, 2014

NYCT appoints new VP/chief officer for Staten Island Railway

Most recently, Frank Jezycki headed the Infrastructure group in the Department of Subways as the chief infrastructure officer, solidifying his comprehensive background in maintenance, operations and subway construction practices.
Rail| August 6, 2014

Rail commuters tilt train to free trapped man

The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the gap between the carriage and the station.
Bus| August 5, 2014

BYD builds world's biggest electric bus recharging station in China

The recharging station is located in Jiangsu province's capital city of Nanjing. The station, already in operation, includes 150 recharging devices.
Management & Operations| August 5, 2014

Mediation Board urges SEPTA, unions to continue negotiating

While no talks are currently scheduled, SEPTA says they hope to continue negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen soon.
Bus| August 5, 2014

APTA recognizes 7 organizations for sustainability efforts

Depending on the level of achievement, organizations were presented Gold, Silver and Bronze level certifications by APTA Chair Peter Varga at the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.

Rail| August 5, 2014

Chicago Transit: Crime down 34% compared to 2013

Since May 2011, the CTA has taken a number of steps to improve efforts in tackling crime on the bus and rail systems, including expanding police patrols and rail saturation missions on the CTA system and increasing undercover operations targeting pick-pocket theft rings and other crimes.

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