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Amtrak Cascades route reached significant ridership growth in the second quarter of 2011, carrying nearly three quarters of a million people and breaking its record reached in 2010. Ridership for April, May and June recorded the highest second quarter totals since 1994, with 231,194 pa ...
The public review and comment period for the supplemental environmental assessment/recirculated sections of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Regional Connector Transit Corridor project begins July 22. For this review p ...
Revenue from the General Excise and Use Tax (GET) surcharge targeted for Honolulu's rail transit project has come in higher than what was projected in the endeavor's most recent financial plan. The GET revenue for the final quarter of fiscal year 2011 came in at $49.8 million, totaling ...
The San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board welcomed two new members at its July meetings. Redwood City, Calif., Councilman Jeff Gee was sworn in as the newest SamTrans board member July 13, replacing former San Carlos, Calif., ...
Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., plans to locate a locomotive manufacturing facility in Sete Lagoas, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to serve the South American diesel-electric locomotive market. Progress Rail will operate the facility through its subsidiary, MGE, ...
Beginning July 25, Chicago's Metra will be asking riders to take a survey that may help the company in putting together its 2012 budget. The budget deficit Metra has faced has been caused by a variety of factors. The economy has caused the revenues from the regional transportation sale ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have signed a $24.3 million grant agreement, which will allow the state to close the last three highway-rail grade crossings on the Keystone corridor. Eliminating the grade crossings will improve safety and allow future t ...
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded an additional $8.5 million in funding Tri-City Regional Port District for a project to continue construction on a regional multimodal transportation hub in Metro East, Illinois. This award was part of $15 million in Transportation Investments Gen ...
While welcoming national and international visitors to the Rock Island Train Festival on July 21, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon encouraged Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to finalize his state's rail plan and move forward with design and construction of a Chicago to Iowa City rail connection. 
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Marking six months in his term as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority permanent General Manager/CEO, Richard Sarles detailed the authority's progress on safety, reliability and financial stability and announced several initiatives designed to make the customer experience easier an ...
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