FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

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Melaniphy resigns as head of APTA

To assure a smooth transition, the Board of Directors has appointed APTA VP – Member Services Richard A. White as acting president/CEO of APTA.

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority acquires radio spectrum for train communications

The agreement with Access 700 LLC, a subsidiary of Access Spectrum LLC, for 44 frequencies covering the lower section of the state, is critical for the development of secure and reliable train communication systems, such as PTC.

FRA identifies railroad crossings with most incidents over last decade

The list includes 15 crossings where 10 or more incidents have occurred during the last decade, with five of the crossings on the list in the state of Arizona, which accounted for a total of 89 incidents and 14 injuries.

MBTA commuter rail losing $35M to fare evaders, officials say

Keolis, which has operated the commuter rail since 2014, said it conducted a first-of-its-kind study to examine the system’s “long-standing” problem of riders either not paying or using sometimes elaborate ways to not pay full price on trains.

INIT to provide Honolulu's smart card, mobile ticket system

The initial phase will include outfitting all 550 of the agency’s bus fleet with proximity terminals, mobile data terminals, and routers to facilitate the validation of smart cards and electronic tickets.

BART's board passes 'one ticket, one seat' rule

BART’s new rule mirrors similar campaigns launched by transit agencies in New York, Philadelphia and Seattle with slogans such as "Two seats? Really?" and "Dude ... Stop The Spread. Please."

San Francisco State students approve $180 fee for new transit pass

The pass will provide unlimited Muni use and a 25% BART discount for trips starting or ending at the Daly City stop, which is south of San Francisco.

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