DART honors 250 millionth light rail customer

The daily DART Rail rider, Don Johnson, was greeted by DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas and Michael Melaniphy, president/CEO of APTA.

St. Louis' Metro wins top prize at APTA 2012 Rail Rodeo

The Rail Transit Team Achievement Award is given to the system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score. The winning team members from St. Louis-based Bi-State Development Agency were Robert Yawn, Christina Hicks, Chris Lynch, Kevin Moore and Matt Fisher.

Caltrans awards $350M to state transit projects

Nearly 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout California. The grants are funded through transportation bond Proposition 1B.

MBTA to offer free rides from airport to downtown

In addition to boarding Silver Line buses for free, passengers will also be able to transfer to the subway system without charge.

Straphanger system allows access to NFC-based ads

Rail passengers can simply touch their compatible phone to the strap cover and get immediate access to the content being delivered by the Near Field Communication system.

N.Y. MTA bridges home to new falcon chicks

Urban falcons like to nest atop bridges, church steeples and high-rise buildings because they provide an excellent vantage point for hunting prey, including pigeons and small birds.

FRA chief touts U.S. vision at APTA rail conference

When speaking about President Obama’s investments in high-speed and intercity passenger rail, Administrator Joseph C. Szabo discussed how 32 states are now moving ahead with 153 rail-development projects, with 44 projects in 16 states, representing close to $3 billion in federal funding, currently under way or set to break ground and other projects coming in on time and on budget.

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