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Poll: Most Tenn. city voters back BRT

Bus| July 25, 2013
A survey of 500 registered voters shows 77% of respondents support the project, compared with 13% who oppose it. The survey was funded with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which is trying to increase support for BRT in Nashville and three other cities.

Conn. breaks ground on Phase 2 of urban transitway

Bus| July 25, 2013
Alleviates the need for drivers to navigate one-way streets through downtown Stamford, while making the trip to the transportation center quicker, thanks in part to partially dedicated lanes for high-occupancy vehicles and efficiently timed signals to keep buses moving.
Accessibility| July 25, 2013

Pierce Transit to cancel service and staff cuts

Due to an 11% increase in sales tax revenue, Pierce Transit plans to cancel a 28% cut in service hours that was slated for Sept. 29. The transit system will also forgo eliminating nearly 84 jobs as planned.
Rail| July 25, 2013

Update: Spain derailment death toll rises to 80, investigations launched

The number of fatalities is up from 56. Driver error is being considered as a possible cause of the train jumping off the tracks at high speed.
Bus| July 24, 2013

Minneapolis Metro campaign to help combat sex trafficking

Transit officials are looking to train bus drivers to spot suspicious activity and implement a public awareness campaign.

Rail| July 24, 2013

Ethics probe sought over lawmaker's opposition to Calif. HSR project

A government watchdog group says a California Representative failed to tell colleagues that the project could affect his family's property values.
Rail| July 24, 2013

Toronto Transit debuts longer streetcars

The air-conditioned, low-floor vehicles, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, are nearly twice the length of the old Canadian Light Rail Vehicles and can accommodate 250 people.
Management & Operations| July 24, 2013

BART worker costs rise as pay stays flat

While operating revenues climbed 11.5% in the last three years, its health care and pension costs rose nearly 35%. Meanwhile, worker salaries have remained roughly flat for more than three years. These expenses are also eating into money budgeted for upgrades to expand service.
Rail| July 24, 2013

Amtrak Ill. high-speed corridor work continues

Illinois DOT and Union Pacific are performing another phase of upgrades to Illinois’ signature high-speed route, Chicago-St. Louis, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.
Rail| July 24, 2013

Bombardier tapped for Spanish signaling

The total contract is valued at approximately $80 million, with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately $22 million.

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