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BART labor contracts approved by two largest unions
Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) four-year labor contract agreements have been approved by its two largest unions. According to BART, the agreements lay the groundwork for continued reliable service for…
Regional Advisory Council launches cooperative planning for Washington state's Eastside Rail Corridor
Washington state's Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council (RAC) has given its unanimous approval of a report affirming cooperation on future uses of the corridor.
Sandy Resiliency Tour displays MTA efforts to protect and strengthen infrastructure
Officials on October 29 toured Lower Manhattan to see some of the emerging technologies the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering as part of the agency's hardening and resiliency efforts…
HART receives more than $63 million in GET surcharge revenue for project
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has been informed by the Hawaii tax department that it will receive more than $63.7 million in General Excise and Use Tax (GET)…
Sound Transit seeks input on long-range expansion options for regional transit
Sound Transit in Seattle, Wash., is currently reaching out to community members and asking, "Where should regional high-capacity transit services go next following the completion of currently funded projects in…
TriMet crews perform repairs to the Steel Bridge
In Portland, Ore., TriMet's Steel Bridge, which sees 559 MAX light-rail trains crossings each weekday, has had signal issues recently and crews have been working to identify and fix them.
BART puts permanent moratorium on "simple approval" procedure
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has moved to make permanent a temporary moratorium on a procedure known as "simple approval" in which trackside workers are responsible for their own safety.
NYCT to reopen Brighton Q Line platforms at three stations
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will re-open the newly refurbished northbound platforms of the B and Q Line stations at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside…
Second segment of Metro Gold Line begins engineering phase
On October 23, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light-rail…
GO Transit names new president
Metrolinx in Toronto, ON, Canada appointed Greg Percy to president of GO Transit, following an extensive international search process. Percy will assume the role effective November 9, 2013.
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