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Amtrak launches pilot allowing cats and dogs on trains

Rail| April 30, 2014
The six-month program, which will be tested on trains traveling between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., will evaluate the idea for other trains nationally.

Herzog tapped to operate Kansas City streetcar

Rail| April 30, 2014
The system is expected to be up and running by late 2015. Operating costs are expected to be about $2.8 million per year.
Bus| April 30, 2014

TransitScreen product projects transit info onto surfaces

In addition to the real-time transit data provided by the screens, the projections would also embed way-finding information for transit options on sidewalks, walls, plazas, or even billboards.
Rail| April 30, 2014

San Francisco Muni installs between-car barriers

The barriers have been installed at the ends of each LRV to cover the gap between two connected trains. They are designed to act as a deterrent to riders inadvertently stepping or falling between adjoined LRVs.
Rail| April 30, 2014

Sound Transit, WSDOT partner for Amtrak service improvements

Sound Transit will manage construction activities that enable WSDOT to improve speed and reliability by moving Amtrak service through Pierce County to a more direct and less congested track that Sound Transit owns near I-5 rather than along the Puget Sound shoreline.
Rail| April 30, 2014

Bombardier taps BASF's foam for Montreal subway cars

With a density of only 9 kg/m³, Basotect helps to reduce the overall weight of the cars and thus contributes to the goals of Bombardier to enhance performance and to increase the energy efficiency of their trains.
Rail| April 30, 2014

Thales to upgrade W. Virginia U. Personal Rapid Transit system

Will provide train control, a passenger information system, platform display signs, and steering rail design equipment, as well as upgrade the fare collection systems. The new system will be operational in 2016.
Government Issues| April 30, 2014

N.Y. MTA expedites positive train control installation efforts

The board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.
Bus| April 29, 2014

Majority of millennials want access to better transit options

Almost half (46%) of current vehicle owners surveyed agree they would seriously consider giving up their car if they could count on a range of transportation options.
Bus| April 29, 2014

Proterra bus sets record for most miles traveled

The battery-electric bus traveled more than 700 miles in 24 hours and recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon — nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG, according to company officials.

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