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Feds advance rail plans for Northeast Corridor

Rail| July 12, 2017

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.

MBTA, STV, partners launch new Boston Landing Station

Rail| July 12, 2017

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.

Rail| July 12, 2017

Alstom to design French high-speed rail traffic management tool

Initially, the tool will be deployed on the railway lines connecting Paris, Lyon, and Marseille, with commissioning planned for 2019.

Management & Operations| July 11, 2017

WMATA looking for ways to boost ad revenues

The most controversial of the revenue-generating ideas is expected to be the sale of station naming rights, which is currently forbidden by board policy. The board was firmly against the idea of selling naming rights in 2012.

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

Sacramento RT lands grant to upgrade fare collection, signage

Many of the system’s existing fare vending machines are more than 15 years old and only accept cash and coin. The new machines will allow passengers to pay with credit, debit, and Connect Card — the region’s new transit smart card.

Rail| July 10, 2017

'Summer of Hell' begins as Amtrak begins Penn Station track work

The “hell” is expected to last for two months, with track repair work expected to be completed by Sept. 1.

Security and Safety | July 10, 2017

Audit launched to explore how federal PTC funds are being used

The latest data from the FRA shows some rail systems are still lagging, with the technology operational along 27% of freight-rail route miles and 23% of passenger-rail route miles, as of the first three months of this year.

Rail| July 10, 2017

Advancing Railway Communication, Control with Sound Networking

To meet growing capacity concerns and deliver wireless networks that can meet on-board entertainment expectations, effective signaling is becoming vitally important for the control and reliability of local, regional, and national railway systems.

Technology| July 7, 2017

Masabi brings mobile ticketing to Netherlands transport co.

The service is now live across the cities’ 17 lines, which account for more than $100 million in fare revenue per year.

Rail| July 6, 2017

Map to help people with claustrophobia, anxiety navigate London Tube

The new map shows customers routes they can take to avoid areas with large stretches of tunnels.

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