Ill. bill doubles fines for drivers who illegally cross railroad tracks

The legislation doubles the fines from $250 to $500 for a first offense and from $500 to $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.

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Helsinki integrates bike-share program with public transportation

The Helsinki metropolitan area public transportation system incorporates a subway, streetcars, commuter trains, buses, ferries and now bike share. All modes of public transportation are included in the regional Journey Planner, which finds the optimal route from point A to point B using all modes of transportation.

Chilean subway system to be first metro run on solar power

SunPower has signed a power purchase agreement for the supply of 300-gigawatt hours per year of clean solar energy to the subway system, which currently serves 2.2 million passengers per day.

New PennDOT portal gives public access to transportation data

The data also offers an opportunity for application developers, students and others in private industry to analyze or pursue infrastructure issues and opportunities.

Operation Lifesaver awards 12 states safety grants totaling $200K

Most of the projects will incorporate elements from the nonprofit safety group’s “See Tracks? Think Train!” public awareness campaign.

SEPTA, Uber partner to solve first mile, last mile issues in suburbs

Under the partnership, which will run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Uber rides to and from 11 selected Regional Rail stations will be discounted by 40%, with a maximum discount of $10 per ride.

HART recognizes 'Best Operators' for safety milestones

Twenty-six employees received awards for driving a million miles or more without a preventable accident.

Va. gov. signs executive order on safety oversight for D.C. Metro

Executive Directive 8 also instructs the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to review all accident investigations related to the Metrorail system, to inspect public and nonpublic areas of the system, and to assess the state of repair for all trains, tracks and other infrastructure.

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