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Amtrak chief: Reduced NEC investment having negative results

Government Issues| June 12, 2013
Joseph Boardman said the federal government's de-capitalization of NEC assets leads to rapidly increasing degradation of ride quality, reliability and the ability to support major improvement projects.

Bombardier hosts Flexx Bogie Operator Forum

Rail| June 12, 2013
During the forum, a celebration marked the 10th anniversary of the Bogies Services and Bogie Component Repair & Overhaul activities at the Siegen, Germany site.
Government Issues| June 12, 2013

U.S. DOT TIGER 2013 grant requests total $9B

During the previous four rounds, the U.S. DOT received more than 4,050 applications requesting more than $105.2 billion for transportation projects
Rail| June 12, 2013

Md. seeks private sector input on second rail project plan

Looking into ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a $2.6 billion rail line through Baltimore. The line may be in competition with the proposed Purple Line, which would run through the Washington, D.C. suburbs, for federal funds.
Rail| June 12, 2013

Portland, Ore.’s second streetcar begins service

It was produced by Portland-based United Streetcar. The manufacturer hopes to deliver the last of the six streetcars ordered by the city later this summer. Total costs for the prototype and streetcars are approximately $26.3 million.
Management & Operations| June 11, 2013

BART paid former GM $330K following departure

By remaining on BART's payroll, Dorothy Dugger accrued almost two extra months of vacation time, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The months of extra pay were on top of the $920,000 BART paid her to leave.
Motorcoach| June 11, 2013

N.Y. intercity bus regs introduced to curb street-side gridlock

At a public hearing in lower Manhattan, Midtown business owners vented their frustrations over the current system.
Management & Operations| June 11, 2013

MARTA approves FY14 budget

The proposed budget allocates $426.9 million for operations and $430.5 million for capital programs, including $141.1 million for debt service.
Bus| June 11, 2013

L.A. Metro expands art tour program

The Metro Art Moves_DTLA tours are a fresh, new approach that aims to increase transit ridership through volunteer docent and artist led experiences of the Metro system.
Bus| June 11, 2013

RIPTA to introduce BRT, bus tracking

The R-Line is RIPTA’s first Rapid Bus Route scheduled to begin service in January of 2014.

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