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Amtrak to connect Va. to D.C.

Rail| December 12, 2012
Now offering service between Norfolk and Washington, D.C. This is the first time passenger rail service has been offered in south Hampton Roads since 1977.

MBCR Chair: Rail infrastructure work needed

Rail| December 12, 2012
System needs state tax investments in bridge work, signals, new train engines and other improvements. Bridge work would improve on-time performance. Train engines initially scheduled for replacement in 2004 were delayed until 2013.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Boston to Cape Cod rail service to be reinstated

The service will be available in 2013 after being shut down two decades ago. Currently, the only mass transit option between Boston and Cape Cod is buses.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Calif.'s SMART seeks $6.6M for train cars

If the additional cars are ordered by the end of the year, they can be purchased at the current price. However, bicycle advocates have criticized the plan because it would take away funds from other projects like bike lanes and sidewalk improvements.
Rail| December 12, 2012

L.B. Foster, Union Pacific extend railroad tie agreement

The extension of the contract represents significant value for the company and will help it to fund additional engineering and development of concrete tie design for the rail industry.
Bus| December 12, 2012

Rendell urges creation of a commission on infrastructure needs

Building America's Future co-chair was joined at POLITICO transportation summit by other leaders in the transportation and infrastructure arena for a discussion about priorities for 2013 and a review of the year in transportation policy.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Jacobs Engineering wins BART contract

The contract has a maximum value of $20 million.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Alstom wins 2 Dublin contracts

Alstom has supplied a total of 66 Citadis trams for Dublin in two different sizes. The company also extended 26 of the original trams with the addition of an extra car.
Rail| December 12, 2012

Bombardier to continue maintaining Virgin UK trains

The contract is valued at approximately $170 million and extends the existing agreement between Bombardier and Virgin to March 2016.
Bus| December 11, 2012

Transit installing audio surveillance on buses

Government officials are installing audio surveillance systems on public buses in cities such as San Francisco; Hartford, Conn.; and Eugene, Ore., to record conversations of passengers. The plans raise questions about legally protected privacy in public spaces.

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