Rail Project Profiles 2016: Denver, L.A., Chicago and Kansas City

An in-depth look at the recently completed Kansas City Streetcar, Denver RTD’s first commuter rail line and L.A. Metro’s $1 billion Gold Line extension, as well as Metra’s implementation of a federal program to improve safety.

Rail systems turn to improved infrastructure, tech to combat fare evaders

To stem revenue losses from passengers not paying fares, two transit agencies are implementing new solutions to limit, and hopefully, eliminate fare evaders on their rail systems.

Port Authority unveils new wayfinding system

Developed by CHK America, the system will feature a mix of new signs, maps and digital screens to help people find transit locations and more easily reach their destinations.

Amtrak, MTA install new backup generator at Baltimore Penn Station

The reliable supply of power is essential to Baltimore, which is the eighth busiest station in Amtrak’s national network, serving approximately three million passengers in fiscal year 2015.

Quantum securement use leads to accessiblity award for MATBUS

Recognized for installation of the wheelchair securement system on two City of Fargo, N.D., buses received last fall as well as the introduction of training programs.

London rail, Twitter piloting live alerts for 'severe delays'

Pilot of new information service to provide live notifications of severe delays directly to customers' mobiles or computers to alert them more quickly. First time that Twitter has partnered with a transport authority to provide live travel information to customers using this innovative approach.

FTA announces National Online Dialogue on transit worker assaults

The online dialogue will provide public transportation stakeholders and others an opportunity to help identify risks and impediments to a safe workplace and possible solutions to these assaults.

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