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Posted on July 16, 2008

Anti-rail petition misses election ballot

HONOLULU — An anti-rail group will not have their petition placed on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, due to missing the deadline. The group claims they have until 90 days before the election and may pursue legal action. For the full story, click here.

Miami debuts transit enhancements

MIAMI — Miami-Dade Transit will begin offering an automated fare collection system and has partnered with Google Maps to provide a trip planner. For the full story, click here.

Light rail arrives in Phoenix

PHOENIX — The first train for the city’s new $1.4 billion light rail system drove through the downtown area. The trains will officially start running in December. For the full story, click here.

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Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

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