L.A. Metro sets September ridership record

Officials point to the roiling fluctuations of gas prices as a major influence on public transportation ridership.

Md. MTA awards 3rd-party MARC contract

Bombardier Transportation submitted a winning bid valued at approximately $204.6 million over the five-year, eight-month contract term. The contract also includes a five-year renewal option, valued at $205 million.

NY MTA officials visit Bombardier plant

The visit highlighted the significant economic benefit that the MTA brings to upstate New York through its Capital Program. Bombardier has built more than 2,000 subway and commuter railcars for the MTA in Plattsburgh since it opened its railcar plant in 1995.

TTC sets 12-month ridership record

From Oct. 3, 2011 to Oct. 2, 2012, the TTC carried just over 510 million riders. By the end of this year, the agency expects to have carried 514 million riders, with a projected ridership of 528 million in 2013.

Report: Transportation, housing costs outpacing incomes

Findings from the study by the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology show that the combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44% since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace.

LIRR unveils new train wash facility

The new train wash facility is located east of the Babylon LIRR Station, situated between the Babylon Village golf course and the LIRR tracks leading to the Babylon Train Yard.

CATS receives $580M for light rail expansion

The 9.3 mile LYNX Blue Line light rail extension will add service along what will become an 18.6-mile corridor in Northeast Charlotte and will help to reduce congestion along Interstate 85 and US 29, where commercial and residential growth is expected to continue.

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