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Six streetcars to be purchased for Detroit project

Rail| July 17, 2013
Whether the Buy America-compliant streetcars will be on-wire or off-wire is still being explored.

BYD to supply Dutch all-electric buses

Sustainability| July 17, 2013
The 35 buses will enter service in July of 2014 and replace an ageing fleet of conventionally powered buses.
Government Issues| July 17, 2013

Feds halt review of $5.5B loan for Vegas-to-Calif. HSR

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) have both raised concerns about the project. Their staffs were told that there are still “serious issues” with the application and “significant uncertainties” about the project.
Management & Operations| July 17, 2013

Ousted Metra chief to face questions about departure

Expected to address allegations that his downfall was connected to his refusal to grant the Illinois House Speaker's patronage requests.
Management & Operations| July 17, 2013

Sydney monorail only popular as it shut down for good

Dismantling of the system, known for having low ridership and offering little convenience in its city center route, will allow for expansion of the city's light rail network.
Rail| July 16, 2013

Tesla co-founder to unveil 'hyperloop' rapid transit system plans in August

The system would consist of some sort of tube that would carry people from downtown San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes, or more than twice as fast as airplane travel, at less than the cost of high-speed rail.
Rail| July 16, 2013

French train crash caused by track tech fault

The piece of metal linking two train lines “broke away” when the accident took place, SNCF Chairman Guillaume Pepy said at a press conference.
Bus| July 15, 2013

Minneapolis Metro tracking fare evasion

Drivers on three of the agency’s busiest bus routes enter information into a computer when a customer doesn’t pay the full fare to pinpoint when and where people are not paying.
Bus| July 15, 2013

TriMet upgrades ticket vending machines

About one month ago the agency finished replacing its oldest ticket machines — referred to as type 3s — with new, type 6 machines. Now 117 – or more than 50% – of the 213 ticket machines along the MAX and WES systems are new.
Bus| July 15, 2013

NJ Transit recognizes ‘Civil Rights pioneer’ for helping desegregate transit

As a high school student, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person as was required by law in Montgomery, Ala.

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