METRO Briefs

Posted on November 26, 2008

Mica urges city to line up for Fed cash

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla) urged Tampa officials to get in line for Federal dollars that will soon be available, saying that the area is years behind other cities in developing mass transit. For the full story, click here.

NJ Transit to stop buying CNG buses

NEWARK, N.J.– Citing their overall costs, New Jersey Transit has halted its nearly decade-long trial run with CNG buses, electing instead to purchase ULSD vehicles. For the full story, click here.

MTA official: rail shutdown could have been prevented

BALTIMORE, Md. – Henry Kay, the Maryland Transit Administration’s deputy administrator for planning and engineering, said that a recent shutdown of half of Baltimore’s light rail line might have been prevented if the agency purchased “slip-slide protection” in 2000. For the full story, click here.

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Miami-Dade cutting Metrorail service hours

The cutbacks on Metrorail follow an announced plan to eliminate stops on some bus routes and contract out others to save money. Metrorail ridership is down about 6% this year, while bus boardings are down about 10%.

NJ Transit commuters could lose 25% of rail service during Amtrak repairs

An Amtrak schedule obtained by NJ Advance Media warned that "significant service impacts" will require "service adjustments for NJ Transit" from July 7 to 25 and from August 4 to 28.

Detroit's QLine streetcar system launches

The $142 million streetcar system championed by Penske is expected to host 5,000 to 8,000 riders per day.

[Exclusive] After several months, is London Night Tube service working?

In many ways the results of this overnight Tube service is not remarkable to the casual visitor, or new resident in London. This is a large and busy city, and many people depend on public transport as the only logical means of travelling around.

Alstom receives order for 61 LRVs for Greater Toronto, Hamilton area

The Citadis Spirit is a 100% low-floor vehicle that offers easy accessibility from the street or the curb, and an interior layout featuring a wide central aisle and interior circulation that provide a safer and more enjoyable experience.

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