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Denver aims to rectify lack of TOD near rail

Rail| July 25, 2012
After the system opened in 1994, planners built parking lots and garages around many of its stations to cater to commuters, resulting in little transit oriented development.

Sound Transit considers park-n-ride lot fees

Rail| July 25, 2012
Prompted by overflow of cars in lots. Supporters hope a fee would encourage more people to carpool, bike, walk or ride a bus to the lots, freeing slots for others.
Rail| July 25, 2012

'Canopy' design concept gives subway trains outside view

Canopy uses dynamic flexible "e-paper" display panels affixed to the interior of the train giving passengers a view of passing landmarks. The content, stored on an embedded PC in the train, is updated via Wi-Fi.
Rail| July 25, 2012

Mass. rail to partner with Boston bike share program

Introduced in 2011, under the direction of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and his “Boston Bikes” program, "Hubway" features 600 bicycles and 60 stations throughout Boston available for 24-hour, three-day or annual rentals.
Rail| July 25, 2012

London subway, trains face major Olympic test

Officials expecting up to three million more journeys a day. Britain spent over $10 billion upgrading the transit system, which includes some parts of the underground system dating back to the 1860s.
Bus| July 25, 2012

LaHood, Rogoff tout safety standards, funding in Miami

The city's $10 million grant will be used to replace aging Metrobus diesel vehicles with new hybrid-electric buses that will reduce fuel costs, lower emissions, and provide a more comfortable, reliable ride in one of the most populated counties in the Southeastern U.S.
Rail| July 25, 2012

Amtrak proposes $7 billion D.C. station renovation

The plan calls for doubling the number of trains the station can accommodate and improving the passenger experience at what is the second-busiest Amtrak station in the country.
Rail| July 25, 2012

Denver RTD approves Kiewit rail extension proposal

The team includes Mass. Electric Construction Co., AECOM and RBC Capital Markets.
Rail| July 25, 2012

TriMet to receive 64 girders for light rail project

Will support the Portland-Milwaukie light rail transit project’s harbor structure decking that will carry the light rail over and under several roadways in South Waterfront.
Rail| July 25, 2012

Bombardier to supply 20 light rail cars to UK

Deal forms part of the contract signed with Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive in 2007 and is valued at approximately $51 million, with Bombardier's share valued at approximately $38 million.

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