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N.Y. MTA, Port Authority adding services for Papal visit

Management & Operations| September 11, 2015

Pope Francis will arrive in New York on Thursday, Sept. 24, and will have a full schedule of events across the city on Friday, Sept. 25, including afternoon Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Officials: TEX Rail project will include PTC

Rail| September 10, 2015

The T, the agency leading the project, will use a portion of a $25 million North Central Texas Council of Governments grant to offset the costs.

Management & Operations| September 10, 2015

Expanded NJ Transit mobile app now available for all customers

The new app enables NJ TRANSIT customers will be able to utilize their mobile device to access MyTix, NJ TRANSIT train schedules, DepartureVision, MyBus and trip planning functionality, allowing them to quickly make travel plans, buy tickets and get transit information.

Rail| September 10, 2015

Chicago approves plan to modernize outdated signaling system

This signal project complements the historic Ravenswood Loop Connector Rehabilitation Project begun by Mayor Emanuel in 2013, which has significantly modernized century-old track structure and replaced deteriorated track components.

Mobility| September 10, 2015

Uber, Lyft must improve access for riders with disabilities, Calif. advocates say

During a hearing with LAX's disability advisory committee this year, Uber representatives said they had about 10 wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in L.A., provided by a non-emergency medical transportation company.

Security and Safety | September 10, 2015

Amtrak service may be curtailed if PTC deadline isn't extended

Only about a third of Amtrak’s 31.6 million passengers in fiscal 2013 traveled on its own tracks, so the majority may be affected if the freight railroads curtail or stop services.

Rail| September 10, 2015

Chinese railcar builder, CRRC breaks ground on Mass. facility

The $95 million railcar manufacturing facility will make Orange and Red Line subway cars for the MBTA and to support future North American operations.

Rail| September 9, 2015

Idea floated to replace London Underground line with high-speed walkway

Passengers would step from “feeder” walkways moving at 3mph onto a yellow “slow lane” going at the same speed through stations but accelerating to 6mph and then 9mph in lit tunnels.

Rail| September 9, 2015

Alstom’s railcar design for Kochi, India metro unveiled

The 213-foot train, composed of 3 cars, has an open gangway allowing passengers to walk from one end of the train to the other. The interior provides a feeling of serenity and security with sections marked in two bright, harmonious colors: green turquoise and lemon used for the seats and the handles, according to the company.

Rail| September 9, 2015

Siemens' refurbished LRT vehicles to begin operating on Sacramento line

RT acquired the vehicles — originally built by Urban Transportation Development Corp. — from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The vehicles originally went into operation in 1987 and had been in storage since RT acquired them in 2003.

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