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Two Moscow subway workers detained in wake of deadly derailment

Management & Operations| July 16, 2014
Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn't properly installed during repairs in May and was attached to the rail only by a single 3-millimeter wire, according to the report.

Cost of building Chinese high-speed rail one-third lower than in other countries

Government Issues| July 16, 2014
The major factors include the line design speed, topography along the alignment, weather conditions, land acquisition costs, use of viaducts instead of embankments, the construction of major bridges across wide rivers, and the construction of mega stations, according to a World Bank report.
Management & Operations| July 15, 2014

Bus tour takes Texas teens away from gangs

The bus tour, dubbed the "Future Former Gang Tour," gathered students, community activists, and Dallas Police Gang Unit officers together to view the blight, vandalism, and other issues in gang-afflicted neighborhoods.
Government Issues| July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.
Accessibility| July 15, 2014

Former Pittsburgh agency chief in talks to head Nashville MTA

So far, Stephen Bland is the only finalist for the job to return for follow-up interviews. The vacancy at the transit authority was created March 31 when Paul Ballard resigned after 12 years as MTA's CEO to lead the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas.
Government Issues| July 15, 2014

20 people killed in Moscow subway derailment

According to a preliminary investigation, three cars derailed in a tunnel in the western part of the city, trapping hundreds of people.
Bus| July 15, 2014

AECOM to acquire URS for $6 billion

The combined company will be a leading, fully integrated infrastructure and federal services provider with more than 95,000 employees in 150 countries.
Accessibility| July 14, 2014

Chicago RTA highlights accessibility of region's transit systems

Commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Accessibility| July 14, 2014

Driver facing DUI after hitting SEPTA paratransit vehicle

Authorities say a 48-year-old man driving a Cadillac ran a red light and struck the paratransit bus, which caused the bus to overturn and hit a light pole.
Accessibility| July 14, 2014

Seattle ordinance would charge fee to offset accessible taxi costs

Would generate a 10-cent fee on every ride originating in Seattle with uberX, Lyft, Sidecar, nonwheelchair-accessible taxis and for-hire companies, and pour that money into a fund.

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