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N.C. light rail generates $18.8M in tax revenue

Rail| January 16, 2013
The Charlotte Area Transit System has generated the revenue along the corridor since it was built five years ago. An expansion project is set to begin in 2014.

Valley Metro kicks off light rail construction

Rail| January 16, 2013
The 3.2 mile extension is another significant step in the development of a regional transportation network in the Valley. Expansion of light rail is also under way in Central Mesa and is expected to be complete in 2015.
Rail| January 16, 2013

MBCR conductors go mobile

Unique technology, developed by Massachusetts-based mobile firm Raizlabs, will feed real-time service information into the palm of a conductor’s hand as the application’s satellite function will show the speed, exact location and track assignment of every train on the commuter rail system.
Rail| January 15, 2013

N.Y. MTA transit union tells motormen to slow train speed

In an effort to save riders' lives, and save motormen from the trauma of running someone over, Transport Workers Union Local 100 is telling motormen to slow down their trains when entering a station to about 10 miles per hour. Agency management, concerned that system slowdowns may be considered a job action, ordered union officials to stop posting notices.
Bus| January 15, 2013

Bus express service possible for U. of Miss.

The university is in preliminary negotiations with two companies that could offer daily express service from the campus to Memphis, Jackson and New Orleans.
Rail| January 15, 2013

Toronto campaign seeks to lessen commute time

Officials believe Metrolinx’s The Big Move can cut 32 minutes from the average commute.
Bus| January 15, 2013

Mass. considers taxes to support transit

Multiple options, including new taxes and fees, have been proposed to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges in Massachusetts.
Rail| January 15, 2013

Report: NJ Transit erred in use of storm-prep software

The agency incorrectly used software provided by the National Weather Service that could have warned against a decision to leave hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment in a low-lying rail yard before Superstorm Sandy struck and damaged nearly one-third of the transit system’s fleet.
Accessibility| January 15, 2013

APTA urges Congress to pass Sandy aid

This week the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on emergency aid, which will include federal funds to restore affected public transportation systems. In the last Congress, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a $60 billion aid package, which would have included $10.8 billion for public transportation systems and mitigation activities that would prevent similar destruction from natural disasters in the future.
Motorcoach| January 15, 2013

ABA, NTSB hold crisis management seminar

This was the first time the NTSB’s training has ever been offered to the motorcoach industry. The seven-hour session was sponsored by National Interstate Insurance Co.

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