Amtrak fills 2 key positions

Names Bruce Pohlot chief engineer and Tom Quigley GM, state-supported services.

Hurricane Sandy damage to N.Y. MTA nearly $5B

The total equals approximately one year of the transit system’s capital budget.

NJ Transit cross-honoring in preparation for winter storm

Customers can use their tickets or passes on alternate travel modes. The agency is also taking additional steps to handle the impending winter weather, including making snow plows and salt spreaders ready for service, stocking 16,000 bags of snow-melting supplies, and inspection and maintenance on nearly 2,200 buses.

Chicago introduces 110 mph rail service

The launch represents a historic step toward the establishment of a high-speed rail network in Illinois, one of Gov. Quinn's key priorities as he works to modernize the state's infrastructure.

North Texas transit leaders sign cooperative agreement

DART Chairman John Danish, DCTA Chairman Charles Emery and The T Chairman Gary W. Cumbie were joined by DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas, DCTA President/Executive Director Jim Cline and The T’s President/Executive Director Dick Ruddell in signing the agreement.

Chicago Transit president proposes $1.39B budget

The budget reflects a new, tentative labor agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union Locals #241 and #308, which represent CTA bus and rail operators. The four-year tentative agreement slows the rate of growth in health care spending and emphasizes preventative care, among changes shaving approximately $50 million off the 2013 budget deficit.

Public transportation users save $9,798 annually

Monthly Transit Savings Report examines how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

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