MBTA mulls canceling railcar order

Due to what it describes as long production delays and shoddy workmanship, the agency is considering terminating its $190 million contract for 75 commuter railcars from Hyundai Rotem Corp.

5 TTC transit enforcement officers face criminal charges

An investigation culminated in the dismissal of eight TTC transit enforcement officers, five of whom were arrested and face charges of attempt to obstruct justice and fabricate evidence. The five officers allegedly submitted false offense tickets to individuals of no fixed address for panhandling on TTC property, loitering or trespassing.

San Diego transit installing PTC

North County Transit District is adding the system to all COASTER trains, along the wayside, and in the control office. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires fully functional PTC systems to be in place on railroads, such as the COASTER, by December 31, 2015.

Minn. Metro Transit ridership hits 81M

Ridership on the Hiawatha light rail line was the highest in the line’s history at 10.5 million.

Boston to Cape Cod rail service to get $27M in funds

As part of a $13 billion, statewide capital plan over the next decade, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board agreed to renew passenger rail service from Boston to Cape Cod with close to $27 million in funds.

Mich. light rail may get $25M in funds

Last month, the state legislature established a regional transit authority for Metro Detroit, in response to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s requiring one before he would release funding for M-1 light rail streetcar project.

Light rail foes unable to revive Vancouver petition

citizens who support a vote on a new light rail extension made their case to the Vancouver City Council, but were not able to revive a petition the county declared invalid this month. The light rail opponents circulated a proposal that would have prohibited the use of Vancouver city funds to extend a light rail system into town from Portland, Ore.

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