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March 24, 2014

Chicago train crash injures 32

Spokespeople said the cause of the crash was still being reviewed and there was no indication equipment issues played a role. None of the 32 people suffered serious injuries.


January 23, 2014

Minn. Metro Transit ridership surpasses 81 million in 2013

The Northstar Commuter Rail line had a particularly strong year, with ridership up more than 12%.


December 5, 2013

Chicago Transit to make Blue Line improvements

The $492 million plan, called “Your New Blue,” includes several track and station improvement projects along a 12.5-mile stretch of the Blue Line O’Hare Branch between the Grand and Cumberland stations


September 4, 2013

L.A. Metro campaign urges rail safety

Ambassadors are positioned at key Blue Line locations in two shifts, Monday through Friday, when accidents are likely to occur, to answer questions and to warn and educate pedestrians and passengers about the dangers of standing too close to the tracks.


August 15, 2013

Chicago Transit Authority awards several contracts

Among announcements are overhaul of 3200-series railcars and $15.7 million of city tax-increment financing funds to make the historic Quincy station accessible to customers with disabilities.


August 8, 2013

Chicago's 2200-series railcars make last run

The CTA’s oldest cars are being retired as CTA continues to upgrade its rail fleet as part of an aggressive modernization and infrastructure plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool.


July 18, 2013

CATS breaks ground on light rail extension

Will double the length of the existing light rail system, create new development opportunities along the line, and significantly expand transit options for thousands of residents and students in the rapidly growing Charlotte region.


June 21, 2013

Chicago Transit to conduct rail study

The analysis is being performed in coordination with the Village of Oak Park, which has contributed local funding to analyze livability issues near Blue Line stations in Oak Park and in Chicago, as well as the IDOT studies in the corridor.


April 3, 2013

Chicago to upgrade rail system's wireless network

Issued RFI bid to solicit responses from companies to determine the feasibility of implementing a modern cellular infrastructure system in the 11.4 miles of CTA’s Red and Blue line tunnels and underground facilities.


August 28, 2012

32 injured in L.A. bus, rail collision

The fire department says there were no life-threatening injuries reported. Authorities will examine video footage to determine who is at fault.


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