FRA chief touts U.S. vision at APTA rail conference

When speaking about President Obama’s investments in high-speed and intercity passenger rail, Administrator Joseph C. Szabo discussed how 32 states are now moving ahead with 153 rail-development projects, with 44 projects in 16 states, representing close to $3 billion in federal funding, currently under way or set to break ground and other projects coming in on time and on budget.

Bombardier signs 300-car order for NYCT

The order is valued at approximately $599 million. Delivery of 10 pilot cars is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2014, followed by delivery of the remaining production series cars between mid-2015 and early 2017.

Sacramento Regional Transit offers real-time info

Recently installed GPS technology allows RT to track buses on routes, display their locations using online maps and provide estimated arrival times at any bus stop. Customers can also use text messaging to receive estimated arrival times or sign up to be sent automatic email or text alerts.

Report: U.S. ridership up 5% for 1st. quarter

High fuel prices cited as being a contributor. Increase touted at Rail Conference in Dallas.

University of Md. seeks limited late night rail access

The MTA's proposed 16-mile Purple Line light rail project may keep its doors closed after 10 p.m. at the three light rail stops proposed for university in an effort to safeguard campus borders.

DCTA's Stadler railcars receive FRA waiver

Announcement made by Administrator Joseph Szabo at APTA's Annual Rail Conference

PB named GEC for Waterloo, Ontario transit development

The program includes a 12-mile light rail transit system and an 11-mile bus rapid transit network through the Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo area.

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