Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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Carbondale, Illinois finally gets grant to transform Amtrak station into downtown transit hub

By ISAAC SMITH, Reporter, The Southern; November 6, 2019 CARBONDALE — After years in the making, it was announced Wednesday…

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Washington Union Station badly needs updates. Here’s why fixing it is so complicated.

By George Kevin Jordan, Editor and Correspondent, Greater Greater Washington; November 7, 2019 Union Station in DC is a key…

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San Francisco: ‘It made my day’: Mini horse riding BART trains delights passengers

By Nico Savidge, Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News; November 5, 2019 A little horse was a big deal…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers employees 4 hours of pay to not vote during work

By David Meyer, New York Post; November 4, 2019 At the MTA, it pays vote early. The transit agency offered…

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Vancouver: ‘Foolish’ SkyTrain ‘surfer’ fined $115 for riding between train cars

By Simon Little, Global News; October 18, 2019 Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a man was fined Thursday after being…

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Tampa, Florida: TECO Line Streetcar nearly triples annual ridership

By Veronica Brezina-Smith, Reporter, Tampa Bay Business Journal; October 18, 2019 The TECO Line Streetcar in Tampa has closed out…

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Good Samaritan disarms man ‘walking around robbing people’ on Chicago train

By Tribune Media, FOX 2 Now St. Louis; October 15, 2019 CHICAGO — A good Samaritan said he jumped into…

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California: San Bernardino County transit committee votes to pursue new train service in place of Gold Line light-rail

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Daily Bulletin; October 10, 2019 Signaling a change in course, a committee of…

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Governor Cuomo and New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Look to Speed Up Sluggish Trains by as Much as 50%

By Dan Rivoli, Spectrum News NY 1; October 8, 2019 The MTA is going full throttle when it comes to…

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Is Good Public Transit Becoming More Politically Viable in Texas?

By Peter Simek, Published in FrontBurner, D Magazine; October 7, 2019 In Texas, the stars at night are big and…

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St. Paul Union Depot, transit hub and event center, is fully leased and saw 1 million visitors in 2018

By Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 5, 2019 Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders…

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San Francisco Bay Area Officials Lay Groundwork For $100 Billion Transportation Ballot Measure

By Don Ford, KPIX CBS 5 SF Bay Area; October 1, 2019 OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The greater Bay Area…

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Connecticut: U-Pass, a game-changer for some students

By Jim Cameron, The Connecticut Mirror; October 1, 2019 Imagine having an unlimited-rides pass on all public transit in Connecticut,…

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Forget Ride-Hailing. Rail Is A City’s Most Cost-Effective, Least-Polluting Transport

By Jean Pierre Cresci, Kevin Smeets and Laetitia Plisson, Forbes; September 24, 2019 Railroads have always been part of the…

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South Florida: How Miami ranks among best and worst public transit systems in US

By Michael Adams, Managing Editor, South Florida Business Journal; September 18, 2019 Miami’s public transit system lags behind other U.S.…

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority needs more revenue, not service cuts

By Andrew Albert and Lisa Daglian, Crain’s New York Business; September 10, 2019 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye raised…

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The Wrong Font Appeared On A Washington Metro Sign And People On Twitter Got Upset

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; August 9, 2019 Do you know the difference between Helvetica Bold and Helvetica Black? A…

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New York Governor Cuomo’s choice: Enable transit turnaround or undermine it

Opinion By The Editors, Crain’s New York Business; July 23, 2019 Have you heard the one about the MTA being…

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Star New York City subway fixer could be stripped of major responsibilities: report

By Ryan Deffenbaugh, Crain’s New York Business; July 1, 2019 New York’s star subway fixer could lose much of his…

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After 40 years of rail service for Atlanta, MARTA poised for expansion

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; June 20, 2019 MARTA launched its passenger rail service on a short stretch of…

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Call to Study New Transit Line Linking New York City’s Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn

By Jeanmarie Evelly, citylimits.org; June 19, 2019 A more than 20-year-old proposal to construct an above-ground rail line connecting Brooklyn,…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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9.9 billion trips taken on public transit in 2018, report says

By Erik Bascome, SILive.com; April 18,2019 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — While Americans took nearly 10 billion trips on public transportation…

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Man stops train from leaving station in Japan, video goes viral online

By Oona McGee, Sora News 24; April 11, 2019 The punctuality of Japanese trains often makes headlines around the world,…

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