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3-D printed ring works like smartcard on MBTA system

Bus| August 28, 2013

The Sesame Ring, designed by two MIT students, is currently part of a Kickstarter campaign.

Defaced N.Y. subway 'zoetrope' installation restored

Rail| August 28, 2013
"Masstransiscope" produces an optical illusion visible to B and Q train riders who know to look out of the train windows to their right, just before the Manhattan Bridge.
Management & Operations| August 28, 2013

Chicago’s Metra selects interim chief

Donald Orseno once operated trains as an engineer and has more than 40 years of transportation experience, including nearly 30 at Metra.
Management & Operations| August 28, 2013

N.Y. MTA releases 49 transit apps, allows riders to pick faves

Participants are competing for $40,000 in prize money to support the development of the apps that best help riders access the MTA’s subway, railroads, buses, bridges and tunnels.
Rail| August 28, 2013

Calif. rail crossing project delivered under budget, ahead of schedule

Transportation officials estimate the project will deliver $241 million in travel time savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34,000 tons annually.
Rail| August 28, 2013

Alstom awarded Bangkok $18.7M rail extension contract

Will design and build the track work and the third rail power collector for the extension of Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand’s Green Line.
Rail| August 28, 2013

MBTA's ticketing app reaches $10M in sales, wins award

Allows riders to purchase and then display rail tickets on the smartphone’s screen as an encrypted barcode and as a human readable ticket.
Rail| August 28, 2013

Amtrak commemorates the March on Washington

To mark the historic moment's 50th anniversary, the agency co-hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at the A. Phillip Randolph statue. Randolph was a leader of the civil rights march and organized the first African-American labor union.
Rail| August 28, 2013

Chicago transit taps PB for rail construction, debuts ‘Train Tracker’ screens

The first projects authorized under the contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff are the south Red Line track renewal and station improvements projects, with construction costs of $220 million and $44 million, respectively.
Government Issues| August 27, 2013

Alaska Railroad awards contract to Rail Safety Consulting for PTC

A division of TUV Rheinland Mobility Inc., the company will primarily address system safety program support to help the railroad achieve system certification from the FRA.

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