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What do the New York Times, the City of Philadelphia, LaSalle University and Miracle Whip all have in common? They are among the first to advertise on the newly installed digital monitors at PATCO's 8th & Market Streets Station. The station is equipped with four, 52-inch digital monitors, located at the platform level. The monitors display advertisements as well as weather, PATCO news and information.

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), headquartered in San Jose, Calif., has installed new, highly visible emergency phone towers to provide VTA customers with access to emergency communications and VTA information via the Customer Call Center.

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Central Massachusetts commuters may have more rail options in about two years when CSX Corp. completes its expansion project in Worcester and the state is able to add more passenger trains, The Telegram & Gazette reports.

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It's a 2.4-mile Metrorail extension that will take the stress out of getting to and from Miami International Airport. And with less than two years to go before its scheduled spring 2012 opening, the project now has an official new name. Formerly known as the Miami Intermodal Center-Earlington Heights Connector, Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) is pleased to reintroduce the project as the AirportLink.

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In the neighborhood of 1500 North Bewley Street, a hole in a fence leads to a grimy outdoor corridor with graffiti-plastered walls that is used as a dumping ground for old television sets and other unwanted items, the Orange County Register reports. Fifty years ago, this same corridor was part of the Pacific Electric Railway, or Red Car system, which provided mass transit service to Southern California from 1901 to 1961.

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South Shore passengers in Northwest Indiana should anticipate construction-related train delays of approximately 10-15 minutes between Miller and Dune Park.


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Local elected officials were at a bustling Port of Albany June 14 to announce that they had secured $5 million in federal stimulus funding to pay for the next phase of a wharf replacement project, the Albany Times Union reports.

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Metrolink station. As part of the station expansion, on the weekend of June 19-20, track 2 (track closest to SantaFe Street) will be realigned. A temporary platform will be located on the south side of the existing tracks east of the Santa Fe Street (Station Entry) Railroad Crossing effective Monday, June 21. In order to exit the train at the Pomona Station, going eastbound only, customers must be on board one of the last three cars on the train set.


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New York state and CSXT have set aside differences so that planning can go forward for a high-speed rail line across upstate New York. The parties have signed a pair of agreements to facilitate planning for the passenger-train track that New York intends to build.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released a new report positively assessing the economic impact of high-speed passenger rail along proposed HSR corridors in the United States. The report, prepared by the Economic Development Research Group and sponsored by Siemens, analyzed the potential econ ...
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