Extending New York subway to New Jersey could speed commute for thousands

From Bloomberg, Crain’s New York Business; May 28, 2019 As the Trump administration blocks the Gateway commuter-rail tunnel project, a…

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Los Angeles Metro riders complain of transients sleeping on trains: ‘They seem to be wanting to run a homeless shelter’

By Josh Haskell, KABC ABC 7; May 23, 2019 LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Early morning Metro riders say the trains…

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Toronto Police remind public that smelly transit passengers are not 911-call worthy

By Claire Floody, Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator; March 22, 2019 Toronto police are reminding the public that emergency alarms…

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New York City’s subway stations and train cars will get thousands of new digital screens, earning the MTA millions of dollars

By Dan Rivoli, Transit Reporter, New York Daily News; February 25, 2019 You’ll see more ads on your commute, thanks…

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Maryland’s Purple Line will open at least a year late and delays will cost at least $215 million, contractor says

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; January 10, 2019 The opening of Maryland’s Purple Line is at least a year…

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Editorial: New plan improves on Buffalo, New York’s Metro Rail extension

By The Editorial Board, The Buffalo News; December 25, 2018 The undertaking of any large project requires an openness to…

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Study: Legal weed could soothe New York City subway funding ills

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 6, 2018 Don’t bogart that money from legalized marijuana, New York…

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New York City: Won’t any company adopt a subway station?

By Joel Epstein, Crain’s New York Business; November 8, 2018 In July 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that for $600,000,…

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How new rules jeopardize China’s subway projects

By BEN HEUBL, Data Journalist, Nikkei Asian Review; September 10, 2018 LONDON — In an effort to rein in spending…

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London – The Victoria line at 50: Incredible photos show the Queen on the underground after new line opened in 1968 as it celebrates half a century of running today

By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline, Daily Mail; September 1, 2018 Yesterday it was announced the Elizabeth line is facing further…

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Washington, D.C.: All of Metro’s new 7000 Series rail cars need wiring replaced

By Max Smith, WTOP; August 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — Metro must replace faulty wiring on every single one of its…

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Baby born on Paris commuter train gets free rides till he is 25

From ZlotoNews; June 19, 2018 A baby boy who was born on a Parisian train on Monday has been given…

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Worst Job in America: Responding to Irate Tweets From New York City Subway Riders

By Mike Vilensky, The Wall Street Journal; May 8, 2018 Every day, the frustrations of New York City subway riders…

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Op-Ed – Cause of transit projects’ runaway costs is no mystery: unions

By Luka Ladan, Crain’s New York Business; April 5, 2018 The Government Accountability Office recently announced plans to study America’s…

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Decades of wear and tear to the Buffalo, New York Metro Rail prompt push for new state funds

By Robert J. McCarthy, The Buffalo News; March 12, 2018 Ever since Metro Rail began rumbling beneath Main Street back…

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$154 Million deal in Virginia legislature to give Metro dedicated funding for first time

From INSIDE NOVA; March 10, 2018 The Virginia legislature reached a deal Saturday that is expected to provide Metro with…

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Washington Metro opened a gift shop. The Internet mocked it. But the true believers came.

By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post; March 7, 2018 The haters were out for Jawauna Greene. “I think @joseyg717 needs…

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Washington, D.C.: Federal Transit Administration finds tracks in ‘black condition’ but Metro routinely reclassifies them, keeping them in service

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; March 3, 2018 For three consecutive months, federal inspectors warned of deteriorating rail ties…

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Maryland: Entire Baltimore Metro Subway System To Remain Closed For Up To 4 Weeks

By Amy Yensi, WJZ CBS Baltimore; February 11, 2018 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration…

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Why It’s So Expensive to Build Urban Rail in the U.S.

By Alon Levy, CityLab; January 26, 2018 In late December, The New York Times published a bombshell article by Brian…

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Tokyo Metro starts playing background music on subway trains on trial basis

From The Japan Times; January 29, 2018 Tokyo Metro Co. has started playing classical and “healing” background music inside some…

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New York: State lawmakers grill New York City transit agency chief during budget hearing

By The Associated Press, New York Daily News; January 25, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of dollars being spent…

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Washington, D.C.: Broken rail likely cause of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority derailment, agency says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2018 A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line train yesterday derailed outside…

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New York City’s MTA reveals Genius Challenege finalists to fix subways

By Mark Hallum, Times Ledger; January 2, 2018 The MTA announced 19 finalists in its Genius Challenge to save the…

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