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Metra releases details of former exec's settlement

Management & Operations| September 4, 2014
The costs include $652,363 to be paid to Alex Clifford in salary, accrued time off, medical insurance, relocation expenses and attorneys’ fees, and $662,494 that was paid to outside attorneys to defend Metra and assist with investigations relating to the matter.

Honolulu rail's camera investment questioned

Rail| September 4, 2014
Under the terms of the $223,000 agreement with EarthCam, HART is installing cameras at the future sites of all 21 rail stations as well as the Maintenance and Storage Facility. Critics are concerned with the project's costs increasingly rising, overall.
Rail| September 3, 2014

Wallut appointed president of Alstom Transportation Inc.

In this new role, he will lead strategy, business development, customer relations, sales and project execution in the region. He will be in charge of over 1,500 employees throughout the continent.
Management & Operations| September 3, 2014

MBTA opens first new station in 27 years

Assembly is the first new MBTA subway station to be opened since the southern portion of the Orange Line was moved from the Washington Street Elevated Line to the Southwest Corridor in 1987.

Rail| September 3, 2014

Amtrak calls for Canadian National investigation

In an Amended Complaint filed with the Surface Transportation Board, the agency is seeking the investigation for causing unacceptable train delays on the Illini/Saluki service that uses the CN line from Chicago to Carbondale, Ill.
Rail| September 3, 2014

Hoosier State Line plans to add service to boost ridership

A spokesmen for Corridor Capital, the private company set to manage the Indianapolis-to-Chicago line, added there is a growing pool of prospective riders, including so-called millennials, who would prefer the train if they‘re persuaded the service is adequate.
Government Issues| September 3, 2014

L.A. streetcar project shaves $55 million off cost estimate

If the FTA gives the project the full $75-million grant it seeks, that would still leave a funding gap of more than $100 million.
Rail| September 2, 2014

Tight transit budgets force Metra to rehab railcars

Increased sales tax receipts could be the answer that transit agencies, such as Metra have been looking for.
Accessibility| September 2, 2014

N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen.
Bus| September 2, 2014

BART introduces security app

Riders have been asking for a safe, silent and discreet way to communicate with BART when they are on a train or in a station and this new application will make that happen.

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