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OCTA breaks ground on $184M ARTIC project

Rail| September 19, 2012
Will house 10 different transportation modes when it opens, including Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA bus service, taxi, bicycle, international buses and tour and charter buses.

Ore. anti-rail measure passes

Rail| September 19, 2012
Initiative Measure 3-401, which requires countywide voter approval before officials can spend money on rail lines in the county, passed 60% to 40%. The measure may not impact the Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension, currently under construction, but could severely limit future rail development in the county.
Rail| September 19, 2012

Bombardier, Talgo to equip Saudi Arabia

Will develop and supply components for 36 very high-speed trains. The contracts are valued at approximately $367 million.
Rail| September 19, 2012

FRA awards funds to Ind., Va.

The Indiana Gateway Project will receive $71.3 million. Improvements include track reconfiguration and track and signal upgrades, all of which will help improve service reliability while creating jobs and relieving congestion. Virginia will receive $74.8 million to continue development of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor.
Rail| September 18, 2012

Op. Lifesaver video offers commuter rail safety tips

The three-and-a-half minute video will be used by OL's trained volunteers during free safety presentations in their communities via computers or iPads. It will also be available on the nonprofit's website.
Bus| September 18, 2012

House passes six-month appropriations CR

The measure will continue to fund government programs for another six months, including all transportation programs, however, it will fund those programs at previous levels and not for the amounts authorized by MAP-21.
Accessibility| September 18, 2012

20 most expensive public transit systems

The costliest bus ride ($5.12) was found in Oslo, Norway, while the most expensive train trip ($85.98) was in New York City, according to a UBS report.
Rail| September 18, 2012

Alstom presents rail vision at Innotrans 2012

Throughout the week, Alstom will be presenting its latest urban, sub-urban, regional, main line and freight trains, including solutions and services, through an impressive model which will be displayed at Alstom Booth #101, Hall 3.2.
Accessibility| September 18, 2012

Public transportation ridership up in 2nd quarter

All major modes of public transportation increased. Light rail and heavy rail saw the largest hike, with increases of 4.3% and 2.5% respectively.
Bus| September 18, 2012

N.Y. MTA updates website

The biggest change to the website is the expanded TripPlanner utility. Without even leaving the homepage, MTA customers now can get access to features that have proven popular but have not been accessible from the homepage.

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