Alstom wins 2 Dublin contracts

Alstom has supplied a total of 66 Citadis trams for Dublin in two different sizes. The company also extended 26 of the original trams with the addition of an extra car.

Bombardier to continue maintaining Virgin UK trains

The contract is valued at approximately $170 million and extends the existing agreement between Bombardier and Virgin to March 2016.

N.Y. MTA may raise subway, bus fares

The base fare for subways and buses could increase by 25 cents to $2.50. The increased rates would take effect in March if approved by the board.

Study: $2B annually needed to improve Chicago transit

The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University suggested the amount as necessary to keep the region's aging mass transit system in working order.

GO Transit adds system tracker

GO Tracker is a Web tool that provides real-time GO Train departure information right in the palm of the customer's hand. On their mobile device or computer, passengers can view their estimated train departure times and platform information on GO’s website.

L.A. transit backers seek to change voting law

Because of a state law that requires at least a two-thirds majority vote, Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension that gained 66.1% of the vote, did not pass.

APTA: Ridership up 7 consecutive quarters

Some of the cities experiencing economic improvements and public transit ridership increases in the third quarter of 2012 include: Grand Rapids, Mich.; Seattle; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Phoenix; San Francisco; Los Angeles; and Riverside, Calif.

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