Siemens wins $73M TriMet contract

Vehicles will be manufactured from start to finish at its rail vehicle manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif., a facility powered almost entirely by two megawatts of solar energy. The first new railcars are expected to be delivered in August 2014.

Report: Honolulu has worst traffic gridlock in U.S.

Overall, traffic congestion in the U.S. dropped 30% in 2011, according to an annual report, which cites high unemployment and high fuel prices as contributing factors.

APTA: 62M summer vacationers to use transit

Among travelers who will be using public transportation during their city trips, 71% said using public transportation relieves them from the worry of finding parking, while 68% believe that it is less expensive than taxis and rental cars. Sixty-seven percent will use public transportation to save money on parking and 52% responded they can save money on gas.

Mass. railcar honors fallen war heroes

The Gold Star Memorial coach will travel thousands of miles across Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a reminder of all of our fallen heroes who gave their lives during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Deal struck to keep Canadian passenger trains running

A possible Canadian Pacific strike would have impacted passenger trains operated by Go Transit, West Coast Express and AMT along CP-owned lines in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

Denver RTD to open FasTracks line early

Currently 93% complete, the West Rail line is slated for April 26, 2013, eight months ahead of the originally scheduled opening date. It is the first FasTracks project to be completed.

Calif. rail rider turns Facebook posts into book

Self-published his observations while commuting on Sacramento Regional Transit in the book, “Rail Tales: Adventures on Public Transit.”

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