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Mayor says Miami-Dade can't afford to build more rail lines

Rail| July 19, 2017

Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $534 million proposal for rapid-bus routes would indefinitely defer the Metrorail expansion promised voters in 2002 during a referendum for a half-percent transportation tax.

Amtrak pleased with week one of Penn Station track work

Management & Operations| July 17, 2017

Crews are replacing aging equipment, such as signals and several thousand feet of track, over a two-month period, leading to the so-called "Summer of Hell."

Management & Operations| July 14, 2017

MBTA launches PSA campaign using full-motion GIFs

These PSAs aim to promote rider etiquette and safety awareness in a new, engaging way.

Rail| July 14, 2017

Breakdowns, staffing part of growing Miami Metrorail safety concerns

When state inspectors visited Miami-Dade in late 2016, they concluded the county needed 84 working Metrorail cars a day but that mechanical problems left only 72 that could be deployed for service. State inspectors returned in late June and found Miami-Dade’s daily goal was to have only 60 Metrorail cars in service.

Rail| July 14, 2017

Sound Transit station achieves LEED Gold certification

The agency will pursue LEED Silver status for its future Operations and Maintenance Facility on the Eastside, and plans to pursue LEED certification for applicable stations and facilities that will serve future light rail extensions to West Seattle, Ballard and other cities.

Rail| July 13, 2017

[Video] N.Y. MTA's New South Ferry Station

The South Ferry Terminal Complex, which was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, was completely overhauled and now features retractable flood doors at station entrances and 6,000-pound steel marine flood doors throughout the station, as well as hardening of other entry points for water including vents, manholes, hatches, conduits, and air ducts. 

Management & Operations| July 13, 2017

NJ Transit 2018 budget keeps fares stable, capital budget moving forward

The capital program calls for continued investment in the state’s transit infrastructure to maintain a continued state-of-good-repair and provide reliable transit service.

Government Issues| July 12, 2017

Former Conrail chief nominated to lead FRA

Ronald L. Batory joined the company in 1998 as VP, operations, and was appointed president/CEO in 2004.

Rail| July 12, 2017

Feds advance rail plans for Northeast Corridor

NEC FUTURE is FRA’s comprehensive planning effort to identify ways to improve the reliability, capacity, connectivity, performance, and resiliency of passenger rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor through 2040 and beyond.

Rail| July 12, 2017

MBTA, STV, partners launch new Boston Landing Station

The station provides a vital link to the popular shoe and athletic apparel company’s 250,000-square-foot world headquarters and the overall Boston Landing development, encompassing 2.15 million square feet of office/lab, sports, entertainment, retail, hotel, and residential space.

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