Olympic VIP lanes unused, many turn to public transit

Despite congestion fears for the first full weekday of the Games, many Londoners found underground trains and main stations were quieter than usual – not least because transit planners issued dire warnings of possible long lines.

SEPTA named 'Outstanding Public Transit System'

GM Joseph M. Casey said the award is a testament to the hard work of the Authority's employees. Annual trips system-wide are up 32 million since 2007 - indicating success with initiatives to attract and retain new customers.

LaHood announces availability of TIFIA funding

He also announced the establishment of the Project Finance Center to help state and local government project sponsors analyze financial options for highway, transit, rail, intermodal and other surface transportation projects facing funding challenges.

APTA: Public transit users save $9,700 yearly

Savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation, compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the July 24 average national gas price ($3.48 per gallon- reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

Phoenix taps route, mode for extension project

Light rail will be extended 11 miles from downtown Phoenix, through the State Capitol area.This is Metro’s first freeway corridor project, providing the growing West Valley with a higher-capacity and more efficient transit option by 2023.

D.C. DOT issues RFI for privatizing bus, streetcar systems

The RFI is an inquiry only, not a procurement, but the responses will help advance planning and development efforts for the project, which may result in the launch of a formal procurement.

L.B. Foster to equip Honolulu rail for $60M

Awarded the contract by Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the county-wide construction of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation transit system. It is the company’s largest rail products contract to date.

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