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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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Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

The company will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability.

Council chair recommends rejecting all light rail bids for Metro's Southwest project

The bids were opened last month and represent the bulk of the construction work involved in building the tracks, road, bridges, trails, tunnels, stations, and other facilities needed for the 14.5-mile light rail line.

Amtrak campaign touts benefits of train over air, car travel

The marketing campaign, "Break the Travel Quo," showcases clever videos that depict some of the most prevalent pain points of modern day travel.

Metra on-time performance hits 96% in August

In August, 731 of 18,296 trains were tardy by six minutes or more. The most common causes for delays were related to signal/switch failure, increased passenger loadings, and track construction.

QLINE aims to popularize streetcars in Detroit

The $144 million QLINE, built as a local catalyst project, began rolling May 12, 2017 on a 3.3-mile segment of Woodward Avenue.

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