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No security plans announced for Chicago NATO conference

Rail| May 10, 2012
Procedures that will impact commuters riding Amtrak, Metra and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District trains that run beneath the convention center.

Measure to abolish Honolulu rail authority fails

Rail| May 10, 2012
Less than two years ago voters approved putting the rail project under a semiautonomous board, which resulted in the formation of HART.
Rail| May 10, 2012

Feds revise positive train control requirements

Railroads will no longer have to conduct risk analyses to obtain approval to not install PTC or take other costly risk mitigation measures on an estimated 10,000 miles of track that will not carry passenger trains or poison inhalation hazard commodities after December 2015.
Accessibility| May 10, 2012

APTA: Public transit users save $9,880 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the May 9, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Bus| May 9, 2012

B.C. Transit rolls out Web broadcast series

Transit TV will provide site visitors with information on new initiatives, employee profiles, mainstream media stories featuring the agency and other transit news.
Rail| May 9, 2012

NJ Transit unveils customer satisfaction results

Rail customers gave the agency an overall score of 5.3, a significant increase from last quarter’s score of 4.1. Customers ranked fares, mechanical reliability, the handling of service disruptions and information during service disruptions as the most important attributes that need improvement.
Rail| May 9, 2012

Bombardier: Facing sustainable mobility worldwide

President/COO Andre Navarri pointed to many regions around the globe where there were examples of initiatives to rebalance urban transport systems toward sustainable models, with some of the leaders — the Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT), the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) and VIA Rail located in Montreal.
Rail| May 9, 2012

Amtrak expands eTicketing to Heartland Flyer

The program provides passengers increased flexibility when making or changing reservations and eliminates the need to obtain traditional paper tickets. Passengers will now have the ability to print their eTickets themselves.
Rail| May 9, 2012

Denver RTD honored for advanced design-build awareness

The Design-Build Institute of America awarded the agency’s FasTracks project its 2012 Transportation Owner of the Year Award in the category of transit for its significant contributions in advancing design-build awareness and understanding. About 70% of the FasTracks extension is being implemented through design-build.
Rail| May 9, 2012

Chicago's 'L' station features virtual supermarket

Online grocer Peapod turned a busy CTA "L" station at State and Lake streets into a virtual supermarket aisle, enabling commuters to use their smart phones to scan and buy any of 70 items for delivery the next day.

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