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NY MTA officials visit Bombardier plant

Rail| October 18, 2012
The visit highlighted the significant economic benefit that the MTA brings to upstate New York through its Capital Program. Bombardier has built more than 2,000 subway and commuter railcars for the MTA in Plattsburgh since it opened its railcar plant in 1995.

Calif.’s SamTrans falls behind on real-time info

Bus| October 18, 2012
Unlike many other San Francisco Bay Area transit agencies, the agency hasn't made the information available on 511, the regional transit information service. Software issues have delayed a real-time bus information system for years.
Bus| October 18, 2012

Report: Chicago transit over-reported bus mileage

Cause of Action, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, claims the Chicago Transit Authority may have inflated by up to $150 million the federal funding it received since 1982 by "fraudulently over-reporting" the number of miles buses travel while in service.
Bus| October 18, 2012

TTC sets 12-month ridership record

From Oct. 3, 2011 to Oct. 2, 2012, the TTC carried just over 510 million riders. By the end of this year, the agency expects to have carried 514 million riders, with a projected ridership of 528 million in 2013.
Bus| October 18, 2012

Report: Transportation, housing costs outpacing incomes

Findings from the study by the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology show that the combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44% since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace.
Bus| October 18, 2012

FTA releases $32M for Mich. bus rapid transit

The new Silver Line will be operated by Interurban Transit Partnership, known as The Rapid. The 9.6-mile route will serve major employers, including St. Mary’s Medical campus, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and the Cook-DeVos School of Nursing, which together employ about 29,000 area residents.
Motorcoach| October 17, 2012

Philadelphia operator adds Temsa TS-35

Coaches are equipped with a Cummins ISL 345 HP engine, Allison B500 transmission and three-point seat belts. The David Thomas Tours coach is also equipped with REI audio/video, Alcoa rims and 110-volt plug outlets.
Rail| October 17, 2012

LIRR unveils new train wash facility

The new train wash facility is located east of the Babylon LIRR Station, situated between the Babylon Village golf course and the LIRR tracks leading to the Babylon Train Yard.
Rail| October 17, 2012

CATS receives $580M for light rail expansion

The 9.3 mile LYNX Blue Line light rail extension will add service along what will become an 18.6-mile corridor in Northeast Charlotte and will help to reduce congestion along Interstate 85 and US 29, where commercial and residential growth is expected to continue.
Rail| October 17, 2012

Amtrak taps DeCataldo Jr. to lead NEC

In addition, Amtrak is in the process of setting up business lines for long distance, state corridor and commuter operations.

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