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Sound Transit adopts Link fare structure

Rail| March 27, 2009
Supports transit system's goal of recovering 52 percent of annual operational costs by 2017.

Sound Transit: light rail integrity not impacted

Rail| March 20, 2009
Analyses conducted by the FTA, an engineering firm and Sound Transit all concluded that, despite forged information related to the grade of steel used in some guideway foundations, the system is structurally sound.
Bus| March 11, 2009

METRO Briefs

Topeka Transit loses $215K in fuel gamble. Transit chief pledges no service cuts. Utah mayor switches from streetcar to light rail.
Bus| March 6, 2009

Denver RTD opens new transfer center

The facility will become a light rail station within the FasTracks Program and has been designed and integrated within a larger overall TOD project.
Rail| March 5, 2009

Houston METRO to add 20 miles of light rail

The initial phase of the contract calls for spending $632 million and is expected to create 25,000 jobs, including a combined $90 million in utility work on the North and Southeast Corridors and $390 million in total costs for the East End Corridor.
Rail| February 25, 2009

HMM expands Calgary light rail contract

The West LRT line will expand service to more than 80,000 residents in southwest Calgary and involves an approximately five-mile light rail extension of Calgary’s C-Train LRT System, as well as six stations and two park and ride lots.
Rail| February 9, 2009

ASU college holds ‘light rail party’

Students, faculty and staff participated in a competition last Friday to encourage use of the light rail system operated by Valley Metro in Phoenix.
Rail| February 3, 2009

N.J. completes light rail communication system

System enables dozens of responding agencies — including fire, police and EMS — to communicate with each other via a common radio channel, accessible from each department’s own radio equipment.
Rail| January 30, 2009

Siemens lands $184M light rail vehicle contract

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has ordered 55 light rail vehicles to accommodate the extensions planned in the city's west, south and central corridors.
Rail| January 29, 2009

L.A. Metro tests first car on Gold Line

Trip was part of a clearance test in which the train car was towed, rather than self-powered, at approximately 5 mph so that it could easily stop on short notice.

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