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MTA releases plan to prevent major disruptions during Amtrak track work

Rail| June 13, 2017

The plan, developed in conjunction with the Penn Station Task Force established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in May, addresses the near-term summer crisis at Penn Station and will minimize the long-term operating and management failures of Amtrak

Transit Infrastructure Must Be Made Resilient to the Effects of Climate Change

Sustainability| September 20, 2016

The transportation system of metropolitan New York was significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy — including New York City subway and Amtrak rail tunnels damaged by flooding — and the after effects are still being addressed.

Rail| August 24, 2016

Amtrak's microgrid to serve as backup during power outages

In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Rail| July 26, 2016

GO Transit tells customers to brace for more rail service disruptions

Late last month, the agency changed the schedules for its Lakeshore West and East lines in preparation for the next phase of construction at Union Station. Since then, passengers have been complaining of delays, crowding and overheated cars.

Management & Operations| July 12, 2016

Maryland MTA bracing for 24-day shut down

From July 22 to August 14, the Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue and West Cold Spring Metro Subway stations will be completely closed for maintenance of critical components of the rail system.

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

London rail, Twitter piloting live alerts for 'severe delays'

Pilot of new information service to provide live notifications of severe delays directly to customers' mobiles or computers to alert them more quickly. First time that Twitter has partnered with a transport authority to provide live travel information to customers using this innovative approach.

Rail| April 20, 2016

MBTA wants ability to fine Amtrak for future service disruptions

The proposal comes after major commuter rail delays Sunday due to problems with the Amtrak-owned signals near South Station. The same system also failed two months ago, causing daylong disruptions.

Management & Operations| September 8, 2015

Nearly half of striking Sun Tran drivers make top pay

The strike, now going into its second month, shows no signs of ending, with the Teamsters and Sun Tran management deadlocked over competing compensation proposals and driver-safety measures.

Rail| May 27, 2015

N.Y. subway train suspension caused by massive theft of copper cable

At least 500 feet of the valuable cable was discovered stolen from roughly 12 locations along the A train tracks near Howard Beach, and some signal equipment and track components were damaged as well by electrical current that could not flow through the cable.

Management & Operations| July 30, 2014

Former Toronto transit CEO to review recent SkyTrain issues

Gary McNeil has been hired to evaluate what happened and TransLink’s response to the shutdowns. The review will also look at what steps can be taken to prevent major service disruptions and changes to procedures and equipment that would enable the SkyTrain system to resume full service more quickly.
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