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April 23, 2014

Md. gubernatorial candidate advocates for high speed rail

If elected, Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler will form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., saying that the commuting option would encourage more families to move to Baltimore.


April 16, 2014

Florida to roll out new $1B commuter rail system

The first phase will start running along a major interstate corridor that runs through downtown Orlando on May 1. The system is expected to eventually tie into an extensive public transit network linking Orlando and Miami by a higher-speed rail system.


March 26, 2014

Denver RTD breaks ground on new commuter rail line

The North Metro Rail Line, a commuter rail service, is expected to open in 2018.


March 20, 2014

SMART to explore options for fate of rare tree

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit officials have promised to hold off on cutting down a rare chimera redwood tree in Cotati, Calif. until they can explore other options.


March 12, 2014

Bugs in Minn. Metro’s rail alert system irk riders

Riders say the electronic alerts for the Northstar Commuter line are often uninformative and arrive too late to be useful. A spokesman for Metro Transit says the system is still in beta testing and was rolled out before it was truly ready when delays on the line became frequent.


March 7, 2014

Keolis awarded $2.6 billion contract to run MBTA commuter rail

The eight-year contract includes the option for two additional two-year extensions, which, if granted, would raise the contract value to $4.2 billion over 12 years.


March 6, 2014

MBCR asks judge to halt MBTA rail contract

In its court filing, cites irreparable harm created by the MBTA’s decision to move forward with transition to a new operator while refusing to review MBCR’s formal protest in a timely manner.


January 15, 2014

MBCR wants judge to order release of T contract docs

The complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, also seeks an extension of a Jan. 21 deadline to appeal the award that went to the winning company, Keolis.


January 9, 2014

Keolis wins Mass. commuter rail contract

The company won the state’s largest operating contract in history with a bid that was 6% lower than that of the current operator, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co.


January 8, 2014

Record Mass. commuter rail deal could top $2.6 billion

State officials are preparing to announce their choice to operate the commuter railroad. Proposals were submitted by the current operator, Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad, and the sole challenger, Keolis Commuter Services.


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