Pa. Gov. signs public-private partnerships bill

Act allows for a board to examine and approve potential public-private transportation projects. If the board determines a state operation would be more cost-effectively administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to either completely or partially take over that operation.

Chicago Transit, Pace unveil open fare payment

Beginning in summer 2013, Ventra will enable customers to pay for rides with contactless payment methods, including Ventra Cards; Ventra Tickets for single-ride and one-day passes; and personal bank-issued debit and credit cards equipped with a contactless chip.

Rail adventures for every budget

Rail adventures, from modest to decadent, can showcase spectacular scenery and give passengers a window into North American rail history.

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,917 annually

Based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Sept. 25, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

Bombardier to deliver more double-deck railcars

The Israel Railways order is part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010, from which 150 coaches were ordered in 2010.

Argentina to buy 24 more SD MTS trolleys

Signed an agreement to finalize the sale of the San Diego Trolley U-2 model light rail transit vehicles for $5.1 million. MTS is more than halfway through a program to replace the cars with new low-floor vehicles, manufactured by Siemens.

DART budget includes expanded light rail

Smaller than the FY 2012 budget of $1.15 billion, the new budget supports the December 2012 opening of two light rail projects: the second phase of the Orange Line to Irving and the Blue Line extension from Garland to Rowlett.

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