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Posted on August 27, 2008

Chicago to remove bar cars

CHICAGO — Metra commuter rail has been phasing out its refreshment cars, and will soon shut down the last of those remaining when the contract runs out, since more space is needed to accommodate an increase in riders. For the full story, click here.

Miami to propose transit cuts

MIAMI — In response to deeper budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, Miami-Dade Transit is planning to cut approximately 4.1 million miles of routes next year. For the full story, click here.

No vote allowed on transit tax

PHOENIX — Tax hike supporters will not be able to legally pursue their dispute over adding a proposition that would raise taxes to fund new transit projects to the November ballot. For the full story, click here.

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In the statement, the company noted that it hadn't actually received any complaints regarding the incident.

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Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

The railroad is working with NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road on an overall service plan that minimizes the impact to all New York Penn Station customers to the greatest extent possible.

Alstom to deliver 27 'Jazz' trains to Trenitalia

The delivery is part of an order worth about $198 million.

Commuter rail station named Colo. APWA 'Project of the Year'

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