FBI investigating San Francisco Muni hack

The alleged attacker who took over Muni’s computer systems has demanded 100 bitcoin, equivalent to $73,000, in ransom for stolen city data. The SFMTA has said it refuses to pay the ransom.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

Sound Transit light rail ridership surpasses express bus for first time

Following the 2016 openings of the University Link and Angle Lake light rail extensions, Link ridership jumped 69.3%, while Sounder commuter service increased by 5.7% and ST Express grew 2.7%.

Metrolinx launches Twitter service for all 7 GO Transit rail lines

While the new Twitter accounts will focus on specific delays for each train line, commuters will still have to check the main @GOTransit account for messages affecting the entire system, such as a snow alert or severe weather warnings. 

Charlotte approves $94M streetcar construction contract

The city had hoped to award the contract earlier this year, but the two bids received exceeded the city’s budget for construction work — one by more than 30% and one by nearly 40% — before the city found a firm that could meet its budget.

APTA names new chief counsel

Linda C. Ford currently serves as associate administrator of the FTA's Office of Civil Rights.

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