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L.A. Metro to launch 3-year microtransit program

Mobility| March 2, 2020

The board approved awarding a $29-million contract to private ridesharing company RideCo Inc. to partner with Metro to operate the service, subject to resolution of any protests.

Study finds Metrolink's rail system rebuild will create 1.3M jobs

Rail| December 18, 2019

The 10-year, $10B program to upgrade regional rail infrastructure, and improve commute times ahead of 2028 Olympics.

Rail| November 6, 2019

How the Tokyo Metro Handles Rush Hour to Operate On Time

To help alleviate the crowding during rush hour, the company developed a promotion that incentivized people to use the train during off-peak hours instead

Zero Emissions| September 17, 2019

Toyota supplying variety of electric vehicles for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Will include approximately 500 fuel-cell electric vehicles and approximately 850 battery-electric vehicles.

Management & Operations| December 10, 2018

LA Metro CEO endorses congestion pricing to fund free fares

Rush-hour tolls on drivers could potentially fund free fares on public transit by the time the 2028 Olympics hit town, Phil Washington said.

Rail| May 9, 2018

2020 Olympics could paralyze Tokyo’s subway system, study warns

Per data from a local university, some 1.3 million spectators might join 8 million regular commuters in the greater Tokyo area.

Mobility| December 4, 2017

Mayor unveils LA Metro '28 by 28' Olympic transportation projects initiative

Seventeen projects already are slated for completion before 2028, of which four are Measure R funded and 13 are funded by Measure M. Eight additional accelerated project schedules are deemed “aspirational.”

Sustainability| October 24, 2016

Toyota announces plans to sell fuel-cell buses

Plans to introduce over 100 buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The buses will be sold for the first time in Japan in early 2017.

Rail| October 5, 2016

China plans world's deepest high-speed rail station under Great Wall

The new high-speed rail line will cut the journey time between Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the site of the Winter Olympics, to 50 minutes, down from more than three hours.

Rail| August 1, 2016

Officials have yet to launch Rio's $3 billion subway for Olympics

Despite a massive investment, the new subway ends 8 miles short of the Athletes' Village, so riders heading to Olympic venues will have to take a bus.

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