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Coalition problems could lose $25M for Mich. transit project

Rail| November 28, 2012
Washtenaw County officials no longer want to be a part of the coalition that would be in charge of coordinating SMART and DDOT bus routes under a proposed bill. Detroit lawmakers are opposed to the zoning and coalition powers in the legislation.

Bombardier to supply Dubai Airport APMs

Rail| November 28, 2012
Bombardier is a sub-contractor to ALEC and it will lead the project to design and supply all of the system-wide electrical and mechanical elements of the elevated APM system in a 24-month delivery program.
Rail| November 28, 2012

Washington state receives $3.2M rail grant

Will support the $8.4 million Mount Vernon Siding Extension Project, which will reduce intercity passenger and freight rail congestion, add rail capacity and improve a substantial bottleneck, providing long-term benefits to both Amtrak’s Cascades service as well as freight operations.
Rail| November 28, 2012

Alstom consortium wins Brazilian order

Will execute just under 90% of the contract and supply the major part of the metro trains. The bogies will be supplied by CAF Brazil.
Rail| November 28, 2012

PATH’s Hoboken station weeks from reopening

Officials reviewed infrastructure for flood mitigation, but more preventive measures may not have helped because of the age and location of the station.
Rail| November 28, 2012

N.C.’s LYNX celebrates 5 years

The agency originally initially projected 9,100 people would ride the light rail line every day. The line currently averages 15,500 riders daily.
Rail| November 28, 2012

Denver RTD educating public on rail crossing safety

Agency planners visited elementary schools within blocks of one of its commuter and light rail lines to teach students how to safely cross rail intersections. They are also telling the public about the potential danger of newly energized overhead electrical lines that power the rail system.
Rail| November 28, 2012

Metro-North installing signaling system

At an estimated cost of $67 million, the installation is part of the railroad's ongoing effort to bring its entire infrastructure into a state of good repair.
Rail| November 27, 2012

Amtrak fills 2 key positions

Names Bruce Pohlot chief engineer and Tom Quigley GM, state-supported services.
Bus| November 27, 2012

Sweden using light therapy at bus stops

An energy company replaced advertising boards in bus shelters with light therapy lamps that provide light in an area that only gets about four hours of daylight in the winter, helping riders fight off fatigue and depression.

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