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Sound Transit completes mining first 'Link' light rail tunnel

Rail| March 21, 2012
The 21-foot diameter tunnel boring machine emerged within three millimeters of its target as part of the University Link light rail expansion.

Report: Honolulu rail to bolster construction

Rail| March 21, 2012
Predicts that the city’s planned rail system will bump up construction jobs, from 28,500 last year to close to 36,000 by 2015.
Accessibility| March 21, 2012

Mica touts House authorization bill

In related news, Mica also announced that he will introduce a three-month extension of highway and transit programs. The extension will not include changes to current transportation policy.
Rail| March 21, 2012

Metrolink hosts regional safety workshop

Part of an effort by CEO to improve the safety of regional transportation and restore system's reputation in the wake of the deadly Chatsworth crash in September 2008 that killed 25 people and injured more than 130.
Bus| March 21, 2012

Report: NJ Transit paid out $4.112M in unused sick, vacation time

Officials in Gov. Chris Christie's administration said they're looking to end such payouts for public employees, preferring a "use it or lose it" policy for vacation time and using sick time for illness only
Bus| March 21, 2012

Quebec announces PPP to build electric buses

Of the $30 million being invested by the province, $27 million has been earmarked for the design and manufacture of a 40-foot electric bus to be developed by Nova Bus, Bathium Canada, TM4, Giro, René Matériaux Composites and Précicad.
Rail| March 21, 2012

New Mexico transit increasing weekend service

After receiving an additional $4.8 million in federal funding this year, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express plans to expand its Saturday service to boost ridership and offer a more attractive travel option for visitors to Santa Fe.
Rail| March 21, 2012

Survey: Riders prefer cashless fare payment

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. commuters who use cash for mass transit (65%) worry about not having enough cash on hand to pay for their trip, while more than one-third (36%) have actually been unable to take mass transit because they did not have enough cash on hand.
Rail| March 21, 2012

Mass. commuter railroad graduates 22 assistant conductors

The graduates join the ranks of a select group that works directly with customers and transportation managers to provide safe, reliable service. The new assistant conductors were formally inducted earlier this month during a ceremony at MBCR's training facility in Somerville, Mass.
Accessibility| March 21, 2012

TAPTCO offers 'Pedestrian Awareness' program free

During the design and production of this comprehensive new curriculum, TAPTCO met David Sale, whose daughter, Danielle, was killed by a transit bus in Portland, Ore., in April of 2010.

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