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Report: Jobs at risk due to congestion in key areas

Bus| December 6, 2013
Research projects that 480,000 new jobs representing $32 billion per year in income will be at risk due to congestion by 2040.

BART unions sue over contract provision

Management & Operations| December 5, 2013
They want a judge to order the transit agency to abide by the tentative deal that was reached Oct. 21. On Nov. 21, the BART board of directors approved only part of the deal, excluding a provision giving employees six weeks of paid family leave that they said they hadn't meant to include.
Government Issues| December 5, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail project dealt another blow

Federal regulators reject the state's request to exempt a large Central Valley segment of proposed track from a lengthy planning review
Government Issues| December 5, 2013

APTA's Melaniphy calls for Congress to fund PTC

Says it is association’s long-standing position that Congress needs to authorize and appropriate funding for PTC implementation for commuter railroads that will cover 80% of the implementation costs.
Government Issues| December 5, 2013

MTA: Alert system on wrong end of train

The MTA’s acknowledgment of the existence of the alerter system on the train came as a NYPD officer who was on the train filed a $10 million suit, alleging negligence. Meanwhile, service was resumed on Thursday.
Bus| December 5, 2013

MBTA adding late night service

Beginning next year, service on all subway lines, light rail and the 15 key bus routes will run until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. Service will not be extended on the commuter rail or ferry.
Management & Operations| December 5, 2013

Chicago Transit to make Blue Line improvements

The $492 million plan, called “Your New Blue,” includes several track and station improvement projects along a 12.5-mile stretch of the Blue Line O’Hare Branch between the Grand and Cumberland stations
Bus| December 5, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to debut 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.
Management & Operations| December 5, 2013

ROUSH Clean Tech adds 5 business development execs

The new employees increase the company’s staff to 80, up from six in 2010.
Rail| December 4, 2013

Inside look at North Korea's subway system

The Pyongyang Metro in "the world's most insular capital city" began operation in 1969 and is considered to be one of the deepest metros in the world.

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