NJ Transit restoration of rail at pre-Sandy levels

Additional trains on the North Jersey Coast Line restored service levels into New York to 100%. Systemwide, the agency’s rail division reached 94% of its pre-Sandy service level, operating 658 of the 700 weekday trains scheduled prior to the storm.

N.C. light rail generates $18.8M in tax revenue

The Charlotte Area Transit System has generated the revenue along the corridor since it was built five years ago. An expansion project is set to begin in 2014.

Valley Metro kicks off light rail construction

The 3.2 mile extension is another significant step in the development of a regional transportation network in the Valley. Expansion of light rail is also under way in Central Mesa and is expected to be complete in 2015.

MBCR conductors go mobile

Unique technology, developed by Massachusetts-based mobile firm Raizlabs, will feed real-time service information into the palm of a conductor’s hand as the application’s satellite function will show the speed, exact location and track assignment of every train on the commuter rail system.

N.Y. MTA transit union tells motormen to slow train speed

In an effort to save riders' lives, and save motormen from the trauma of running someone over, Transport Workers Union Local 100 is telling motormen to slow down their trains when entering a station to about 10 miles per hour. Agency management, concerned that system slowdowns may be considered a job action, ordered union officials to stop posting notices.

Toronto campaign seeks to lessen commute time

Officials believe Metrolinx’s The Big Move can cut 32 minutes from the average commute.

Mass. considers taxes to support transit

Multiple options, including new taxes and fees, have been proposed to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges in Massachusetts.

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