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Seattle light rail opening draws 92,000-plus riders

Rail| July 20, 2009
Service concluded on Sunday evening with approximately 51,000 in 10 hours on Saturday and 41,000 over an eight-hour period on Sunday. Operations ran smoothly all weekend.

Houston Metro breaks ground on light rail lines

Rail| July 14, 2009
Projects are expected to spur economic growth in the community by creating 60,000 direct and indirect jobs under the full $1.46 billion contract.
Accessibility| July 2, 2009

Minnesota disabled vets ride free

Disabled veterans simply need to show the proper identification card to bus operators of any fixed-route service in the state, including Metro Transit and suburban transit providers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Rail| June 10, 2009

ARRA to fund Maryland MTA parking upgrades

Falls Road Light Rail station improvements include increasing parking capacity from 97 spaces to 197 spaces as well as new lighting, landscaping and signs.
Rail| June 8, 2009

DART test trains up and running

Tests will be conducted on an almost daily basis until the section opens September 14. The tests are designed to evaluate the operation of the new light rail track and to familiarize rail operators with the operating characteristics of the trains on the new line.
Rail| April 29, 2009

TriMet marks fifth year of MAX light rail service

Line has seen 20.5 million rides taken and more than 50 new businesses sprout up around the alignment.
Rail| April 27, 2009

Parsons signs Houston light rail contract

Construction contract, valued at $1.46 billion, is projected to generate approximately 60,000 direct and indirect jobs before the four light rail lines, approximately 20 miles, are completed.
Rail| April 14, 2009

Hatch Mott MacDonald awarded TriMet contract

Construction on the new MAX line could begin in 2011 and be completed by 2015.
Rail| March 27, 2009

ARINC to expand Maryland MTA surveillance

Responsible for overall design, integration and installation of the new surveillance system, which includes remotely controlled cameras that can focus on rail station platforms, equipment and surrounding areas.
Rail| March 27, 2009

Sound Transit adopts Link fare structure

Supports transit system's goal of recovering 52 percent of annual operational costs by 2017.

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