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Profile: Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority

Management & Operations| March 23, 2017

“On Friday, I go to bed, and the wind is about 110, 120 miles per hour — something that’s significant, but not something that’ll make you sit up straight in your chair,” recalls Kevin Coggin of the days before Hurricane Katrina.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo says no major delays on mass transit despite powerful storm

Security and Safety | February 9, 2017

Some New York City subway lines were running with delays because of signal and switch troubles. The MTA said bus service was running with delays across all five boroughs and some had to be detoured because of icy roads.

Rail| June 29, 2016

N.Y., NJ agencies to receive $834M in Hurricane Sandy relief funds

Agencies can utilize recovery funds on any validated Sandy-related damage that meets FTA criteria, including repairs to tunnels owned by Amtrak and used by New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad.

February 24, 2016

How a Multifaceted Plan Helped SEPTA Weather Jonas

Winter Storm Jonas socked Philadelphia with 22.4 inches of snow in January. In some areas of the five-county SEPTA service region, snowfall totals were well over two feet. As a result of forecasted high winds, zero visibility and significant snow, SEPTA suspended service on all modes — with the exception of the Market-Frankford and Broad Street subway-elevated lines, its two busiest routes — beginning at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.

Security and Safety | January 22, 2016

As storm approaches, D.C., Maryland to suspend weekend service

The region is bracing for a snow storm predicted to drop up to three-feet of snow. D.C. Metro calls the move "unprecedented."

Rail| January 22, 2016

[Photos] cTrain Elevated Mass Transit Concept

The C-train concept, developed by Jacob Innovations, is an automated mass transit mode of elevated lightweight trains with seating room only. The design eliminates need for depots - via capability to travel on upper and lower wheels by switching vertically between tracks and be stored vertically above the tracks. The cTrain system can be built quickly and cheaply with exiting technologies.

Management & Operations| January 6, 2016

Mass. officials defend MBTA preparations amid winter storms

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack blamed the track breakdowns on the cold but said a full investigation has been launched to determine why a section of track on the Haverhill commuter line shattered as a train carrying a conductor and an engineer passed by early Tuesday.

Rail| December 30, 2015

Snow tests new MBTA winter preparation

Agency spent the past few months winterizing its system, hoping the preparation with prevent a repeat of last year. The prep included replacement of 10 miles of the third on the Red Line and putting third rail heaters on the Orange Line.

Rail| December 10, 2015

NJ TRANSIT could move station, build flood-proof yard

Expanding NJ Transit's County Yard and building a new five-mile-long track next to the Delco lead, a freight line that bisects the Jersey Avenue station parking lots, could prevent the kind of damage done to 343 railcars and locomotives during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Rail| November 24, 2015

Metra prepares for winter weather with switch covers, heaters

Additionally, agency is continuing to repair and replace railcar doors that are prone to fail in winter conditions.

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