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Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Government Issues| March 20, 2014
Meanwhile, both railroads are working together to procure and install Positive Train Control as quickly as possible.

Tenn. city study seeks to expand transit options

Accessibility| March 20, 2014
CARTA is examining several transportation options, including bicycle parking, taxi services and future rail service. Officials are planning to add three electric buses to the city's fleet, make GoogleMaps available for trip planning, and possibly add bus routes to a job center.
Rail| March 20, 2014

Designers unveil self-cleaning subway grips

Cyclean is a new handle design that works similarly to rotating cloth towel machines, disinfecting the strap as it revolves. The design team won an award for the concept.
Bus| March 20, 2014

Calif. transit begins BRT construction

Santa Clara VTA will begin construction on the Santa Clara-Alum Rock project on Friday. The line will be the first of three BRT projects planned for Santa Clara County.
Rail| March 19, 2014

L.A. subway extension dig unearths prehistoric relics

Items that may be 2 million years old are found in an exploratory shaft that was dug by L.A. Metro to assess soil conditions for future tunnels and stations. A paleontologist said that the area holds “the best record of life from the last great ice age in the world.”
Rail| March 19, 2014

Bombardier wins locomotive order from private operator

The total contract value based on the list price is approximately $83 million. The contract includes an option of up to five additional locomotives.
Government Issues| March 19, 2014

Amtrak's 2015 budget calls for more federal investment

Is requesting $1.62 billion in federal capital and operating support, an increase of approximately 16% from FY 2014 federal appropriations.
Rail| March 19, 2014

Hawaii rail project employing more than 1,000 workers

Nearly half of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s 1,042 workers are employed by Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., building the rail’s columns and guideways, and 188 of them are working for Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture, designing the railcars and system.
Rail| March 19, 2014

Riders help SEPTA officer struggling with violent suspect

The suspect, who allegedly says he has a gun and threatens to shoot passengers, attacks the officer after the officer pulls him off the train. During the struggle, passengers run to the officer’s aid, and the suspect is eventually taken into custody.
Motorcoach| March 18, 2014

Motorcoach census finds steady, solid growth

According to a new study released by the American Bus Association Foundation, while the number of U.S. carriers and motorcoaches were down in 2012 by 0.7% and 1.8%, respectively, the number of passenger trips rose by 10,453 trips, or 1.7%, compared to 2011.

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