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Voters approve more than $75B in transportation funds

Rail| November 5, 2008
Overall, 41 transportation ballot measures in 18 states appeared on ballots in 2008, 15 of which were decided earlier, leaving 26 measures in 15 states still to be voted on.

South Florida trains to begin using biodiesel

Rail| October 29, 2008
Tri-Rail is one of the few commuter rail systems in the country that can operate on such a pure blend of fuel, due to South Florida’s temperate climate.
Accessibility| October 22, 2008

METRO Briefs

Maryland transit to face service cuts. Ohio paratransit strives to improve service. L.A. transit coping with AIG near-collapse.
Rail| October 21, 2008

GO Transit to install defibrillators

About 100 Mikey defibrillators are being installed on the accessible car of every GO Train, as well as at GO stations along the Lakeshore line, the end stations on each of GO's other six lines, Union Station,and all layover facilities.
Rail| October 21, 2008

Amtrak to offer USA Rail Pass to U.S. residents

Previously, the pass was only available for purchase by residents outside of the United States and Canada. The pass enables travelers to visit any destination in Amtrak's system.
Rail| October 15, 2008

FRA issues final rule on advanced braking technology

The final rule requires that ECP brake systems fully comply with existing industry standards and certain railroad operating rules and training programs be modified to ensure workers have the knowledge and skills required to properly utilize the systems.
Rail| October 3, 2008

Herzog, Archer Western win Texas rail contract

Lewisville, Texas-based Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has selected the North Texas Rail Group (NTRG), a team led by the joint venture of Herzog Contracting Corp. and Archer Western Contractors, a member of the Walsh Group of companies, to provide pre-construction and construction services for the A-train, its rail stations and adjacent bicycle and pedestrian trail.
Rail| October 2, 2008

CSX wins Mass. rail contract

The agreement includes the addition of five commuter trains, while leaving open the possibility of additional trains as rail capacity is created. It will also create the ability of area companies to ship or receive products on double-stack rail cars.
Management & Operations| September 30, 2008

TriMet to increase security measures

The agency will expand its staff to include more police officers and field supervisors, and will add more security cameras.
Rail| September 25, 2008

Union Switch & Signal wins Toronto contract

Under the agreement, US&S will design, supply and install a signal system for 6.2 miles of track along the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, Toronto's oldest and busiest subway line.

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