SEPTA honored for rail station design

Named a recipient of the 2011 Brunel International Railway Design Awards for innovative engineering design and first-class upgrades to the Fort Washington, Ambler and North Wales Regional Rail Stations.

N.Y. MTA, LIRR enhance services

Adding and extending service on almost 40 bus, subway and commuter rail lines. The investments will be phased in over several months and will cost an additional $29 million per year to operate when fully implemented. They are paid for with increased revenue generated by additional ridership and savings from the agency’s efforts to contain costs.

Nippon Sharyo opens first U.S. railcar factory

The new factory, based in Rochelle, Ill., will employ 250 workers by the end of next year and create additional jobs throughout the company’s American supply-chain. Nippon Sharyo has already identified more than 200 potential suppliers and vendors in the Midwest region alone.

Calif. Gov. signs high-speed rail bill, calls out critics

In 2013, construction of the initial segment of high-speed rail, linking Merced to the San Fernando Valley, will create 100,000 job-years of employment over the next five years, the equivalent of 20,000 full-time jobs annually.

N.Y. MTA allowing ads on MetroCards

To make the program more attractive, the MTA is opening up space on the fronts of the iconic cards for the first time, and is reducing advertising rates.

Sound Transit celebrates Link's third year, expansion

The latest second quarter ridership numbers for 2012 show link up 10% over the second quarter in 2011. Link carried an estimated 2.19 million riders in the second quarter of 2012 compared to 1.98 mill

Nashville transit sets ridership record

The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee jointly recorded more than 10 million passenger trips in the last fiscal year, almost 1.3 million more trips than the previous year.

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