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N.Y. commuter rail 'bar cars' make final run

Rail| May 14, 2014
The Metro-North rails, which date back at least 50 years, are being retired because they cannot be coupled to a new fleet of trains cars on the line.

World’s ‘oldest railway station’ threatened by construction

Rail| May 14, 2014
The U.K.'s Network Rail is planning to build a 3,600-foot viaduct, which would streamline service, above the Liverpool Road station, which dates from 1830. Construction of the project may cause harm to parts of this historic setting.
Rail| May 14, 2014

Metra breaks ground on station improvements

The work includes an $8.1 million contract for a new pedestrian tunnel, retaining walls, ADA ramps, stairways, platform shelters, canopies over both inbound and outbound platforms, landscaping and other ancillary items for the station.
Government Issues| May 14, 2014

Fla. agency prepares for new November referendum

Advocates for the 1% sales tax to be used for expanded Hillsborough Area Regional Transit rail and bus services learn lessons from failed 2010 referendum.
Management & Operations| May 14, 2014

Hong Kong rail chief Walder to step down

The announcement comes as MTR Corp. faces harsh scrutiny over delays and cost overruns involving a high-speed express rail project linking the former British colony with mainland China.
Rail| May 14, 2014

Sound Transit to pay university $43M to move labs, offices

When the Northgate Link Extension opens in 2021, the UW campus will be served by two Sound Transit light rail stations with trains running north to Northgate and south to SeaTac airport.
Government Issues| May 13, 2014

China mulls building high-speed train to U.S.

The project — known as the "China-Russia-Canada-America" line — would run for 8,000 miles. The entire trip would take two days, with the train traveling at an average of 220 mph, the report said.
Bus| May 13, 2014

NJ Transit may begin selling online ads to private firms

The two-year trial program would culminate in a report examining whether the ads brought in enough money to make them worth the state’s effort.
Bus| May 13, 2014

Veolia retains California fixed-route contract

Will operate bus service for Sonoma County Transit for two more years. The contractor has operated bus service in Sonoma County for 20 years.
Bus| May 13, 2014

New Colo. BRT route to provide better job access

Fort Collins, Colo.-based Transfort’s MAX route serves 12 new stations along the Mason Corridor, where roughly 60% of all Fort Collins jobs are located. FTA funded $69.5 million, or 80%, of the total $87 million project.

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