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Wallut appointed president of Alstom Transportation Inc.

Rail| September 3, 2014
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.

MBTA opens first new station in 27 years

Management & Operations| September 3, 2014

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.
Accessibility| September 2, 2014

Valley Metro lowers fare vending machines for accessibility

The adaptation was prompted by a Phoenix councilmember after a local veteran in a mobility device asked her for assistance in purchasing a transit pass.
Rail| September 2, 2014

NYC lawmakers want more transparency on bed bugs

Bed bugs were reportedly been spotted again on some New York City subways last week, with an N train even having to stop in Brooklyn, after the conductor came in contact with the pests.

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