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CATS approved to begin final rail design

Rail| July 10, 2012
This allows the project to be developed from the 65% to the 100% design level and complete preparation of final construction plans, right-of-way acquisition, construction cost estimates, bid documents and utility relocation.

APTA: Investing in U.S. high-speed rail to net $26.4B

Rail| July 10, 2012
Association’s report says that the net benefits will extend over the next 40 years, as the population grows by more than 100 million people, according to the U.S. Census.
Rail| July 10, 2012

MBTA mechanics struggle with aging rail equipment

Repairers, sheet-metal workers, carpenters and engineers work with a mix of old, new, and jury-rigged technology due to the agency’s financial crisis.
Rail| July 10, 2012

D.C. Metro unveils track geometry vehicle

The specialized railcar, custom-built by Ensco, is equipped with advanced technology that analyzes the condition of rail and track infrastructure and alerts Metro to potential defects.
Bus| July 9, 2012

What riders leave behind on Wash. transit

Community Transit’s lost and found receives up to 8,000 items a year. Among the more unusual items are false teeth, bicycles and cat carriers.
Rail| July 9, 2012

Calif. lawmakers approve high-speed rail funding

Bill authorizes the state to begin selling $4.5 billion in voter-approved bonds that includes $2.6 billion to build an initial 130-mile stretch of the high-speed rail line in the Central Valley.
University| July 9, 2012

Rutgers U. transit hub on hold

School officials said the project could not be built without a tax credit from the state. The Urban Transit Hub tax program was designed to spur development near urban train stations and has been on hold because it was nearing its funding cap.
University| July 9, 2012

N.Y. bus to recruit students to promote services

The Nassau County-owned bus system, Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), is partnering with the local community college to designate "student ambassadors" who will help provide transportation information to students, including answering questions about bus routes and schedules.
Rail| July 9, 2012

Houston universities envision boost from light rail

Upon completion in 2014, Metro's Southeast light rail line expansion could be ferrying thousands of people to and from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University, which proponents say will boost the allure of schools and city alike.
Bus| July 9, 2012

Ontario transit drivers to take breaks at university

The city of Guelph expects to save tens of thousands of dollars by leasing space at the University of Guelph as a lunchroom for transit drivers rather than shuttling drivers back and forth.

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