Mich. transit authority chooses light rail

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority held several meetings to determine the preferred type of transit for the area, after narrowing the choices down to a bus rapid transit system, light rail and an automated guideway transit.

Book to mark Grand Central Terminal's centennial

Delving into the magnificent landmark’s history and design, the 224-page book is packed with more than 250 color and black and white photographs sourced from the photo collection of Metro-North Railroad and the archives of the New York Transit Museum.

As traffic worsens, commuters allowing extra time for urgent trips

The Planning Time Index (PTI), a measure of travel reliability, illustrates the amount of extra time needed to arrive on time for higher priority events, such as an airline departure, just-in-time shipments, medical appointments or especially important social commitments.

FTA provides $2B in aid for Hurricane Sandy damage

Money will reimburse transit agencies for extraordinary expenses incurred to protect workers and equipment, and support urgently needed repairs to seriously damaged transit systems and facilities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and elsewhere.

CTA re-ups with Titan for ads

Extended agreement by an additional five years. Titan will install approximately 100 new digital screens in the Chicago loop, replacing the static urban panels located at subway entrances and exits. This new addition to the agency's digital network will create unprecedented digital media access to the core downtown Chicago area.

L.A. transit backers meet, discuss lower sales tax measure threshold

Proposing a change in voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% The move follows the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension. It fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point.

NJ Transit looks to acquire new train yards

Would build them far from where the storm-surge waters from Superstorm Sandy swamped the agency’s upper Hoboken and Meadowlands Maintenance Center yards. Nearly one-quarter of the agency’s fleet was damaged by flooding. Storm recovery aid allocation could be a deciding factor.

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