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Officials want inspection of new L.A. Metro rail

Rail| May 23, 2012
State safety regulators discovered a critical design flaw in the agency’s newest light rail line that could increase the risk of train derailments. The agency denied that the Expo Line is unsafe and said it already addressed design concerns.

TriMet gets $745.2M for light rail

Rail| May 23, 2012
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project will create up to 14,500 direct and indirect jobs and generate up to $573 million in personal earnings. It is the region’s sixth MAX construction project and will expand the rail system to 60 miles.
Rail| May 23, 2012

Canada, province to study commuter rail link

The funding agreement follows the federal government's commitment in Budget 2011 to co-fund the study with Ontario, reaffirming its support for the Peterborough Commuter Rail Project. The federal contribution will be provided through the Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component, a program under the Building Canada Plan.
Rail| May 23, 2012

LIRR announces $211M in capital improvements

Some 40% of the LIRR's daily ridership passes along this critical stretch of track called the Main Line, a place where trains from five branches of the LIRR converge every day.
Rail| May 22, 2012

Alstom breaks ground on Canadian plant

Slated for completion next fall, it will support the manufacturer’s role in the $1.17 billion contract between a Bombardier-Alstom Consortium and the Société de Transport de Montréal for the manufacture of 468 new metro cars.
Rail| May 22, 2012

GO Transit: Possible freight strike to impact service

Learned that there is the possibility of a strike by Teamsters Canada Rail Conference representing CP Rail train crews and rail traffic controllers. A strike could occur as early as midnight Tuesday.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Fla.’s HART may expand, change revenue stream

A growing number of riders prompted the agency’s proposal to approve a new sales tax to fund the system and eliminate the portion of the property tax now dedicated to transit. Shift may boost revenue enough to enable the purchase of 250 more buses and add new routes.
Motorcoach| May 22, 2012

Megabus plans to buy rival's assets, expand by 50%

The express bus operator and its parent company Stagecoach Group PLC announced plans Friday to pay up to $160 million for parts of Coach America Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection in January.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Kansas transit seeks sales tax to maintain system

Wichita Transit is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax to help mend its financially ailing bus system, which is carrying a $500,000 deficit for 2012.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Colo. to build $54.5M BRT line

The Mason Corridor, a five-mile, north-south byway, will help create opportunities for new mixed-use and transit oriented developments that avoid sprawl and enhance sustainability and livability. Nearly two-thirds of area jobs are located within a half-mile of the corridor.

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