Calif. HSR called ‘project of the century’

The project that would link Northern and Southern California earned the nickname because it would cross two mountain ranges and a half-dozen earthquake faults, experts said.

Downtown stations added to proposed Miami rail

All Aboard Florida, a company proposing passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, would build a big new train station in Miami with tracks elevated on a platform four stories up. The company also plans to build similar stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

MBTA launches rail ticketing app

Customers can now purchase and display rail tickets and passes using the MBTA mTicket app for iPhone and Android. The tickets are displayed on the phone’s screen as an encrypted barcode and as a human-readable ticket. Partnered with Masabi U.S. Ltd.

SEPTA unveils ‘energy action plan’

Builds on existing energy-saving initiatives already implemented through the agency's Sustainability Program. Measures designed to save the agency more than $2 million a year include switching to daytime cleaning; installing a wayside energy storage device and generating revenue by selling the stored power; and installing a propulsion control system on the Broad Street Line.

N.Y. MTA will not provide refunds to riders

Riders who purchased 30- or 7-day unlimited MetroCards prior to Hurricane Sandy will not get their money back. Officials said processing refunds would be a logistical nightmare.

Chicago adds 5000-series railcars to Red Line

The new cars will replace the 2400-series and 2600-series cars — which are 35 years old — in service on the Red Line, and will eventually replace the entire fleet on the Red Line.

Calgary Transit delays electronic fare rollout

After hundreds of university students and city employees tested the system and found several problems, the agency decided to terminate its contract with the fare system supplier.

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