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N.Y. man convicted in subway bombing plot

Rail| May 2, 2012
A federal jury found Adis Medunjanin, a U.S. citizen, guilty of planning a coordinated suicide bomb attack on New York City subways in 2009 at the command of al Qaeda operatives. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Unions question L.A.’s plan to buy railcars from Kinkisharyo

Rail| May 2, 2012
Expressed concern that the contract will send jobs to Japan. L.A. Metro officials said that the agency required the contract winner to create jobs in the U.S. and that all three bidders committed to doing final assembly of the cars in Los Angeles County.
Rail| May 2, 2012

Europe's first privately run high-speed train launches in Italy

With a top speed of 186 mph, the train operated by NTV and manufactured by Alstom AGV will initially service a Milan-Florence-Rome-Naples route and gradually expand.
Rail| May 2, 2012

Measures enable S.F. subway project to move forward

Of the five measures approved by the board of supervisors, one supports an assurance funding plan that will allow the Central Subway to advance if state bond funds earmarked for the project are delayed. The SFMTA board of directors approved a similar measure.
Rail| May 2, 2012

Honolulu rail authority to receive $48M in tax funds

The new funds will bring total General Excise and Use Tax revenue received to date for the rail project to $858.73 million, about $8 million more than projected.
Rail| May 2, 2012

NCTD assumes coastal dispatching responsibility

In January 2011, NCTD awarded a contract to HTSI for the installation of a new train control management system and the provision of dispatch services for a 10-year period on the coastal rail line and the inland SPRINTER light-rail line that runs from Oceanside to Escondido.
Accessibility| May 1, 2012

National online dialogue on veterans transportation to debut

The forum will provide U.S. veterans, service members, their families, and community service providers the opportunity to share ideas and solutions that will help to ensure the nation's transportation networks work for everyone.
Bus| May 1, 2012

Transportation bill 'headed for homestretch'

The same hurdles – the Keystone XL oil pipeline and funding the bill – still exist without any new solutions being posited.
Bus| May 1, 2012

Canceled bus runs draw attention to driver absenteeism

The San Francisco Muni, which no longer pays overtime costs to replace drivers who call in sick, has had to cancel 35 to 45 bus runs each weekday.
Rail| May 1, 2012

Amtrak updates fleet replacement plan

Will replace and supplement its current fleet in tiered procurements through 2023. Awarded equipment contracts to Siemens Transportation and CAF USA for $466 million and $298 million, respectively.

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