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Metro-North railcar design saved passengers' lives

Rail| May 22, 2013
Were protected by strengthened railcar frames and designs intended to absorb and dissipate crash energy through the structures, rather than transferring it to passengers.

N.C. streetcar proposal gains acceptance after revamp

Rail| May 22, 2013
Previous proposals were rejected by the Charlotte City Council because they would have been funded through property taxes. The new plan includes $63 million in federal funds coupled with an equal amount of unspent funds from city coffers.
Bus| May 22, 2013

APTA: 56% of summer travelers will use public transportation

The five most popular cities for travel this summer are New York, Miami, Chicago, Orlando and San Francisco.
Management & Operations| May 22, 2013

Parsons Brinckerhoff Calif. high-speed contract extended

Has served as the project’s program manager since 2006 and is assisting the California High Speed Rail Authority with all aspects of the program, including planning, environmental review, preliminary engineering, and testing and commissioning.
Rail| May 22, 2013

Edmonton Transit taps Axion plastic rail ties

The ties will be used for road crossing applications where the transit line’s rail tracks intersect with roads.
Bus| May 21, 2013

Arlington Equipment unveils bus window installer

The VLSC 400 installs windows, window units and windshields regardless of shape, size, curvature and method of attachment to the vehicle.
Government Issues| May 21, 2013

DOT nominee Foxx prepares for confirmation hearing

Foxx, a second-term Democratic mayor of Charlotte, is relatively unknown in the capital that makes the traditional Capitol Hill meet-and-greet process for Cabinet nominees even more important.
Bus| May 21, 2013

Calif. study links lack of transportation, poor health

Among the transit-dependent riders surveyed, more than eight in 10 have had difficulty getting to their jobs, social activities, school or doctor’s appointments.
Bus| May 21, 2013

Report: Transit users predict increases in smartphone use, paperless travel

The survey of 4,500 urban travelers in nine major cities in Brazil, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. showed that approximately 90% of people in these cities use public transportation on a regular basis and they are willing to pay more for technology improvements.
Management & Operations| May 21, 2013

Chicago Transit begins $425M Red Line project

The reconstruction will speed up round-trips between 95th Street and downtown and provide South Side customers with a smoother ride and fewer service interruptions through better reliability and on-time performance.

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