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July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.


July 10, 2014

Possible strike would shut down largest commuter rail system in U.S.

New York’s MTA and unions representing employees of Long Island Rail Road are reconvening Thursday at noon to work out a deal to avert a strike that would hobble about 300,000 daily commuters amid Long Island’s peak tourism season.


July 9, 2014

Keolis names industry vets to oversee MBTA rail contract

Thomas M. Mulligan as GM and Gerald C. Francis as Deputy GM of Keolis Commuter Services in Boston, will be overseeing the MBTA’s commuter rail contract, which Keolis began operating on July 1.


July 1, 2014

Keolis begins operating MBTA's commuter rail lines

Passengers will begin to see changes designed to improve their travel experience almost immediately, among them the launch of a staffed customer service center that will be open seven days a week to provide assistance to customers.


May 21, 2014

SMART leaves businesses out of loop by closing rail spurs

Says some spurs need to disappear to meet federal safety guidelines for its commuter rail project. SMART is upgrading some spurs that serve legitimate businesses but can't afford to restore all the switches.


May 1, 2014

Fla. opens first phase of commuter rail line

The first phase of SunRail’s 32-mile commuter rail line will connect area residents with downtown Orlando, and will link to Amtrak and LYNX bus service.


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.


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