TTC sets 12-month ridership record

From Oct. 3, 2011 to Oct. 2, 2012, the TTC carried just over 510 million riders. By the end of this year, the agency expects to have carried 514 million riders, with a projected ridership of 528 million in 2013.

Report: Transportation, housing costs outpacing incomes

Findings from the study by the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology show that the combined costs of housing and transportation in the nation’s largest 25 metro areas have swelled by 44% since 2000 while incomes have failed to keep pace.

LIRR unveils new train wash facility

The new train wash facility is located east of the Babylon LIRR Station, situated between the Babylon Village golf course and the LIRR tracks leading to the Babylon Train Yard.

CATS receives $580M for light rail expansion

The 9.3 mile LYNX Blue Line light rail extension will add service along what will become an 18.6-mile corridor in Northeast Charlotte and will help to reduce congestion along Interstate 85 and US 29, where commercial and residential growth is expected to continue.

Amtrak taps DeCataldo Jr. to lead NEC

In addition, Amtrak is in the process of setting up business lines for long distance, state corridor and commuter operations.

Honolulu rail project shutdown to cost $114M

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO told the City Council that the agency bases the figure on contractor delay claims, change orders and new expenses tied to the court-ordered construction shutdown of the rail project.

VIA Rail Canada, partner launch travel search site

Agency and global travel search site Skyscanner integrated major intercity rail search into its existing flight search capability. Travelers searching for flights on the Skyscanner site between Toronto and Montreal, for example, will see the air and rail travel alternatives in the search results.

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