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Posted on December 3, 2008

Kraft to provide heated air in bus shelters

NEW YORK — Ten bus shelters in Chicago will be supplied with heated air, courtesy of the Stove Top brand of stuffing sold by Kraft foods. For the full story, click here.

Unemployment may slow BART ridership growth

OAKLAND, Calif. — While the number of riders continues to rise, the pace is not meeting BART’s projections, possibly due to an increase in unemployment. For the full story, click here.

NYC Transit giving late notes to riders

NEW YORK — Riders that are late to work or school due to subway delays can now request delay verification letters over the phone. For the full story, click here.

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Metra to seek proposals for new railcars, engines

The exact number will depend on the responses to the RFP, the amount of funding available, and whether Metra can use financing alternatives, such as leasing, to maximize its funding.

Siemens diesel-electric locomotives to begin operation on Calif. train

The Charger clean diesel-electric locomotives are the first high-speed passenger locomotives to receive Tier IV emissions certification from the FRA.

Alstom delivers last of 22 Venezuelan metropolis trainsets

The Alstom-led consortium “Grupo de Empresas,” together with Colas Rail and Thales, subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2, is responsible for the project, including engineering, integration, and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

Stun gun incident causes stampede after NJ Transit train gets stuck in tunnel

This latest incident happened three weeks after the derailment of an Amtrak train at Penn Station and a week after a NJ Transit derailment shut down eight of 21 tracks there and disrupted travel in the region for days.

Holt to lead railroad systems engineering at WSP | PB

He will be responsible for leadership, direction and management of engineering services for railroad and rail transit projects and will support the firm's related business initiatives across the country.

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