Report: Caltrain electrification would boost region's economy

A study says electrifying Caltrain from Santa Clara County up to San Francisco could deliver as much as $2.5 billion in economic benefits, including 9,600 new jobs in the Bay Area.

Chicago Transit to offer fare passes on Groupon

Groupon will purchase a total of 250,000 3-Day passes for $1.882 million. Each pass will be sold for $7.53 wholesale and offered to Groupon members for $9 instead of $14, the current price of a 3-Day pass.

‘Head tax’ proposed for C-Tran light rail

Would tax local employers $1 to $2 a month per employee and raise the $2.5 million in revenue needed annually to run and maintain a new Washington MAX line.

MBTA to pilot rail fare payment app

Launched a website for customers to sign up for project updates on its pilot program to let commuter rail riders purchase and display tickets on their smart phones. Expects to pilot the program on one commuter rail line in the early fall.

FRA issues rail crossings final rule

Requires railroads to install signs at highway-rail grade and pathway crossings with telephone numbers the public can use to alert railroad companies to unsafe conditions.

Outgoing Metrolink chief looks back on tenure

John Fenton stepped in after the 2008 Chatsworth crash that killed 25 people and he pushed forward a $200 million project to prevent collisions through positive train control technology.

Study: 83% of Chicago transit riders satisfied with service

Eighty-three percent of commuters said they were satisfied with transit service. Twenty-three percent said they were very satisfied. More than 90% said they would recommend the transit system.

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