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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LA Metro unveils new tunnel boring machine named Angeli

At the event Board Chair Fasana awarded TAP Cards to students who won contests to name the TBM and create an illustration for its tail shield.

Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

BYD enters mass transit market with low-cost train

The light rail technology is applicable to small and medium-sized cities, heavy traffic routes, CBD’s and routes connecting tourist attractions in large cities, according to the company.

MBTA forgives $839K in fines stemming from 2015 winter performance

According to the report, the company said that the forgiven fines regarded maintenance issues, and that the MBTA agreed to waive them amid evidence that maintenance workers were pulled from their regular jobs to help shovel off tracks and shorten delays.

Brookville set to deliver second QLine streetcar

Each red and white streetcar will seat 125 passengers and feature Wi-Fi, vertical bicycle racks, and an HVAC unit. M-1 officials said that its delivery schedule and testing remain on schedule, with track testing set to begin later this fall.

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