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Chicago Red Line project making progress

Rail| July 3, 2013
Reconstruction project is among more than $1 billion in investment Mayor Emanuel has directed to improving the Red Line, the backbone of the CTA rail system, providing more than one-third of rail ridership.

N.C. DOT begins rail safety improvement projects

Rail| July 3, 2013
Part of the Piedmont Improvement Program, supported by a $520 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 grant. Will enhance safety for train travelers, motorists and pedestrians, while laying the foundation for a higher-performing freight and passenger rail network.
Rail| July 3, 2013

Bombardier introduces very high-speed train

The first train unit will now begin homologation test runs on the rail line between Genoa and Savona, which is also connected to the Bombardier Vado Ligure site. Regular passenger service is expected for early 2015.
Rail| July 3, 2013

Amtrak loses power to hold freight accountable for delays

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington threw out a law passed to enforce a requirement that freight trains give priority to passenger trains on tracks they share.
Rail| July 3, 2013

OLI, FRA award $200K in safety education grants

Twelve state programs across the U.S. are recognized. Projects receiving funds include a team effort among four states to place billboards along highways near major rail corridors that caution drivers against using any electronic devices while driving.
Management & Operations| July 3, 2013

Progress made in BART strike talks

The transit system and union workers made progress in talks that began Tuesday evening and are expected to resume Wednesday afternoon. However, workers are on strike for a third consecutive day. The unions want a 5% raise each year over the next three years.

Bus| July 2, 2013

N.Y. MTA to swap out hybrid bus engines for diesel

The main reason for the swap is financial, as warranties expire on the hybrid engines, the city will have to take on the added cost of maintaining hybrid systems.
Bus| July 2, 2013

N.J. bus operator goes 30 years without accident

Gerald Cameron, logging an estimated 825,000 miles accident free, touts his mirrors as his 'lifeline.'
Rail| July 2, 2013

Calif.’s NCTD to launch mobile ticketing app

Passengers can use the app to purchase same-day tickets and tickets for future dates for its COASTER commuter rail service. The Android version will be available for download beginning July 15 with the iPhone release following soon after.
Bus| July 2, 2013

Kansas unveils federally-funded transit center

The Mission Transit Center unites six Johnson County Transit bus routes, including the system’s newly launched JO Connex bus service. It features electronic displays with real-time bus route information and covered outdoor seating for a more comfortable rider experience.

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