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Pittsburgh Port Authority to cut 13 light rail stops

Rail| June 6, 2012
Stops selected for elimination were identified due to their low boarding counts and proximity to other stops. The longest distance any rider affected by the change would have to travel to reach another light rail stop is about 650 yards.

Chicago Transit to reconstruct rail line

Rail| June 6, 2012
The project, one of the biggest CTA construction projects in its history, will completely rebuild the tracks and track bed on the 10-mile stretch of the Red Line known as the Dan Ryan Branch.
Rail| June 6, 2012

DART honors 250 millionth light rail customer

The daily DART Rail rider, Don Johnson, was greeted by DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas and Michael Melaniphy, president/CEO of APTA.
Rail| June 5, 2012

St. Louis' Metro wins top prize at APTA 2012 Rail Rodeo

The Rail Transit Team Achievement Award is given to the system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score. The winning team members from St. Louis-based Bi-State Development Agency were Robert Yawn, Christina Hicks, Chris Lynch, Kevin Moore and Matt Fisher.
Motorcoach| June 5, 2012

NTSB: N.Y. bus crash caused by driver fatigue

The driver, Ophadell Williams, had almost no sleep in the three days leading up to the accident except for naps he took on the bus while passengers were inside a Connecticut casino gambling.
Bus| June 5, 2012

Caltrans awards $350M to state transit projects

Nearly 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout California. The grants are funded through transportation bond Proposition 1B.
Motorcoach| June 5, 2012

Megabus airs first TV commercial

The 30-second spot airs in conjunction with copany's expansion into Texas and the Southwest, where service begins June 19.
Bus| June 5, 2012

MBTA to offer free rides from airport to downtown

In addition to boarding Silver Line buses for free, passengers will also be able to transfer to the subway system without charge.
Bus| June 5, 2012

Complete Coach debuts zero-emission propulsion bus

The standard 40-foot all-electric transit bus is expected to have a range of 120 to 150 miles, which represents a major move towards the range of a diesel bus.
Rail| June 4, 2012

Straphanger system allows access to NFC-based ads

Rail passengers can simply touch their compatible phone to the strap cover and get immediate access to the content being delivered by the Near Field Communication system.

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