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APTA: Public transportation users save $9,917 annually

Based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Sept. 25, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

Bombardier to deliver more double-deck railcars

The Israel Railways order is part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010, from which 150 coaches were ordered in 2010.

Argentina to buy 24 more SD MTS trolleys

Signed an agreement to finalize the sale of the San Diego Trolley U-2 model light rail transit vehicles for $5.1 million. MTS is more than halfway through a program to replace the cars with new low-floor vehicles, manufactured by Siemens.

DART budget includes expanded light rail

Smaller than the FY 2012 budget of $1.15 billion, the new budget supports the December 2012 opening of two light rail projects: the second phase of the Orange Line to Irving and the Blue Line extension from Garland to Rowlett.

NJ Transit unveils new rail safety system

The “Another Train Coming” rail safety device is designed to enhance pedestrian safety around the tracks. The warning system consists of active signs in all four quadrants of the rail crossing, with an LED text message that reads, “DANGER, Another Train Coming,” as well as an audio component that repeatedly sounds the message.

Amtrak testing trains at 165 mph

Locations in Maryland/Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts may at some future time experience regular 160 mph service. Tests utilize high-speed Acela Express equipment and measure the interaction between the train and the track, rider quality and other safety factors.

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