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AECOM awarded Denver light rail contract

Rail| September 12, 2012
Will provide final design services for the RTD's forthcoming 10.5-mile I-225 light rail line, part of the region's ongoing FasTracks System.

ENSCO to equip Amtrak

Rail| September 12, 2012
The TrackIT Track Chart Management System hosts Amtrak’s official track charts and provides them as high-quality PDF digital copies or hard copies. It allows for easy updates to track chart information by loading Amtrak’s in-house asset database data on the application server, which updates the electronic track chart records.
Rail| September 11, 2012

Va. Railway appoints former CapMetro VP to CEO post

Doug Allen is a seasoned veteran of transportation operations with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
Rail| September 11, 2012

BART marks 40th year of service

Ridership, in its first year of service in 1972, totaled 15,000 trips per weekday. Last month, ridership reached 384,000 trips per weekday, the busiest in BART's history.
Bus| September 11, 2012

S.F. MTA approves New Flyer hybrid order

Production of the 40-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses is anticipated to begin in early 2013 and will be manufactured and assembled bumper-to-bumper in New Flyer’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered by the end of the summer 2013.
Bus| September 11, 2012

Miami-Dade Transit unveils Android tracking app

Similar to the agency’s Transit Tracker iPhone app, the Transit Tracker for Android allows transit users to view bus schedules by bus stop and connecting bus routes; view real-time Metrorail train arrival times, including the ability map the location of trains as they approach a station; and plan a trip using Google trip planner.
Rail| September 11, 2012

Valley Metro accelerates light rail extension by 7 years

Will re-launch the 3.2-mile Northwest extension. The project has received approval to accelerate the completion year from 2023 to 2016. Final design is under way; construction will begin in early 2013.
Accessibility| September 11, 2012

RIPTA halts fleet paint job plans amid cost concerns

Embattled CEO Charles Odimgbe, who was placed on administrative leave last month while the agency's finances are being investigated, ordered the new color scheme, but did not seek the approval of the agency’s board of directors, a RIPTA spokesperson said.
Bus| September 11, 2012

D.C. Metro grows projects investment by $160M

The aggressive capital program, known as Metro Forward, includes projects to replace 95 buses; rehabilitate 100 buses, 42 escalators and 21 elevators; install event recorders on the 1000- and 4000-series railcars, and continue the rehabilitation of track and structures maintenance on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.
Rail| September 11, 2012

Md. rail sets on-time performance record

The Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC train service operated at 95% on-time performance for August 2012, up from 89% at the same time last year. Year to date, MARC’s on-time performance is 94% system-wide.

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