N.Y. transit workers allowed to wear religious head coverings

N.Y. MTA will allow Sikh and Muslim employees to wear religious head coverings while operating buses and railcars, reversing a policy enforced by the transit system following 9/11.

Consolidation of some CTA, Metra, Pace services sought

Chairman says combining redundant service routes, purchasing, personnel, marketing and maintenance departments, could save taxpayers $150 million a year.

Project to attempt building clean passenger locomotive

The locomotive will run on torrefied biomass (biocoal), a biofuel created through an energy-efficient processing of cellulosic biomass. Biocoal exhibits the same energy density and material handling properties as coal, but unlike coal, it is carbon neutral, contains no heavy metals, and produces less ash, smoke and volatile off-gases.

Report: Smart transportation systems to continue growth

The area of heaviest investment will be traffic management systems, including traveler information, congestion charging, and adaptive signaling.

GO Transit preps for on-time policy challenges

The commuter rail system's smart card software will have to be modified to process refunds related to the policy, and there will have to be a protocol for identifying and serving eligible customers.

Valley Metro begins first light rail expansion

The $200 million, 3.1-mile extension will travel to downtown Mesa and is expected to draw thousands more East Valley riders daily and encourage new development along the line.

Calif. transit breaks ground on $270M rail extension

Sacramento Regional Transit is building the project to provide a commuting alternative to the region’s most congested freeway.

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