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Downtown stations added to proposed Miami rail

Rail| November 14, 2012
All Aboard Florida, a company proposing passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando, would build a big new train station in Miami with tracks elevated on a platform four stories up. The company also plans to build similar stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

LIRR expands station waiting room hours

Rail| October 3, 2012
The 41 stations will have their waiting room hours extended until 10 PM in the evening on weekdays. LIRR station waiting rooms typically open between 5 AM and 6 AM on weekdays. Prior to the pilot, most station waiting rooms closed by mid-afternoon.
Rail| August 15, 2012

Rail stations, airport tunnel envisioned for Philly

A new high-speed rail alignment beneath Center City would allow trains to avoid speed-killing curves and space limits near the 30th Street Station, helping meet a goal of 37-minute train trips between Philadelphia and New York by 2040.
Rail| August 15, 2012

CTA opens rehabbed station, lauds ridership

Ridership has seen some if its sharpest increases during the tenure of Mayor Emanuel. From June 2011-June 2012, ridership rose 4.3%, about 22 million rides, compared to the same time period in 2010-2011.
University| July 9, 2012

Rutgers U. transit hub on hold

School officials said the project could not be built without a tax credit from the state. The Urban Transit Hub tax program was designed to spur development near urban train stations and has been on hold because it was nearing its funding cap.
Rail| June 27, 2012

MBTA considers selling station names

Selling the naming rights could bring $18.4 million total a year if 11 prominent stations found sponsors. The agency plans to upgrade Wi-Fi and the stations’ aesthetics and improve access for the visually impaired with the funds.
Rail| June 20, 2012

Honolulu redesigning rail stations to cut project costs

Shortening the length of its 21 planned rail stations in an effort to lower the overall cost of the $5.3 billion project.
Rail| April 18, 2012

MBTA converts station, tunnel into training facility

Using grant money from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), MBTA will convert the Oak Street railway into a “mock” train station to carry out drills, which will also be accessible to emergency responders from all surrounding cities and towns.
Accessibility| September 21, 2011

New rule strengthens accessibility at rail stations

Passenger railroads must provide level-entry boarding at new or altered stations in which no track passing through the station and adjacent to platforms is shared with existing freight rail operations.
Rail| September 20, 2011

Chicago Transit plans to overhaul rail stations

The initiative, performed by work crews comprised of different trade workers called the "Renew Crew," focuses on providing repairs in a more efficient way, creating a cleaner, brighter and more appealing station that improves the customer travel experience.
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