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2011 CTA ridership hits highest level in two decades
CTA ridership grew by more than 15 million (three percent) in 2011, with more than 530 million boardings on trains and buses across the city, the highest total in 20…
Axion International receives second tie order from BART
Axion International received its second purchase order from San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit for switch ties. Axion says its ECOTRAX ties has no chemicals or preservatives added and can…
Met Council testifies before legislature on need for expanded transit system
Light rail transit, not more buses, is the most cost effective option for supporting the existing jobs and the tens of thousands of jobs the Southwest corridor will add before…
Court dismisses lawsuit seeking to stop East Link light rail project
In the Seattle, Wash.-area, a Kittitas County Superior Court Judge issued a summary judgment in the lawsuit by Kemper Freeman seeking to stop the East Link light rail project.
NYCT fourth round of FASTRACK improvements to start
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the Eighth Avenue Line beginning March 12, following success on the Lexington Avenue, Seventh Avenue and Sixth Avenue Lines.
WMATA progresses capital rebuilding effort
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provided an update on its progress to rebuild the system following years of underinvestment. In the six-month period from July 1 to December 31, 2011,…
Projected cost of Dulles rail project decreases
Preliminary engineering cost estimates decreased for Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail Project in northern Virginia, which includes 11.4 miles of rail through the Dulles Corridor to Dulles International Airport…
Toronto City Council dissolves existing TTC board, appoints new board
Toronto City Council dissolved the existing board of the Toronto Transit Commission and appointed a new board made up of seven city councilors and four private citizens.
U.S. Mayors press for passage of bipartisan transportation bill
The nation's mayors renewed their call for enactment of job-creating bipartisan transportation legislation now pending in Congress.
MARTA Board approves contracts for Atlanta Streetcar Project, security cameras
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Board of Directors unanimously approved a $46.6 million design-build contract for the Atlanta Streetcar Project. MARTA selected URS Corporation after a competitive procurement process.
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