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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Opinion: March Madness of another kind

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 29, 2019 The just-abandoned GoTriangle light rail project in North Carolina,…

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North Carolina: Has Duke University killed the Durham-Orange light-rail project? Here’s what leaders say now

By Tammy Grubb, The News & Observer; March 13, 2019 DURHAM Duke University may have dealt a devastating blow to…

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North Carolina: Off the rails: Duke and Durham’s disconnect

By Gino Nuzzolillo, The Chronicle; March 8, 2019 Last Wednesday, Duke notified GoTriangle that it refused to sign on to…

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San Francisco’s Muni may lower seats on new trains 2 inches for shorter riders

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; March 5, 2019 Since San Francisco’s futuristic new train fleet first click-clacked down…

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If Albany Won’t, We Will: New York City Speaker Pushes Transit Agenda

By Henry Goldman and Martin Z Braun, Bloomberg; March 5, 2019 The leader of New York’s City Council vowed to…

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North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019 Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail…

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Weed and web: Marijuana, internet sales taxes are key in new plan to fund New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority

By Raanan Geberer, Brooklyn Daily Eagle; February 26, 2019 On top of the widely publicized congestion pricing proposal that would…

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Yes there was a llama on the MAX in Portland, Oregon, TriMet confirms, but there shouldn’t have been

By Andrew Theen, Staff, The Oregonian; February 26, 2019 Yes, a llama rode a light rail train in Portland this…

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Major capital expenditures planned in older U.S. transit and commuter systems

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 22, 2019 There’s an enormous amount of money out there for contractors, vendors…

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MARTA’s reputation, development on the line as Atlanta hosts Super Bowl

By David Wickert, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; January 21, 2019 Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis was hours away. The local transit…

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Dozens of light rail riders shed pants in annual Phoenix, Arizona tradition

By Lauren Aguirre and Ali Phillips, Arizona Republic; January 13, 2019 Dozens of people, coaxed into action by a group…

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Hawaii Auditor Says Premature Contracts Inflated Rail Costs

By AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report; January 10, 2019 HONOLULU (AP) — Officials prematurely awarded contracts…

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San Francisco is adding so many new train cars, it’s considering turning the old ones into housing

By Aria Bendix, provided by Business Insider, mysanantonio.com; January 10, 2019 Public transit is undergoing a major overhaul in San…

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Amazon Station? Washington Metro considers selling naming rights, again

By Kery Murakami, The Washington Post; January 7, 2019 Could Metro’s Crystal City stop someday be known as Amazon Station?…

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Ottawa, Ontario to get keys to new light-rail line by March 31 after multiple delays

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; January 4, 2019 The consortium building Ottawa’s light rail transit (LRT) Confederation Line says…

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Arizona: Development around light rail has changed Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa

By Catherine Reagor and Jessica Boehm, Arizona Republic; December 20, 2018 Uptown Phoenix’s Camelback Road and Central Avenue area was…

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Miami-Dade’s Metrorail fight moves north as county considers $870 million extension

By Douglas Hanks, Miami Herald; November 6, 2018 Florida’s Transportation Department on Monday recommended extending Metrorail north along 27th Avenue…

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State comptroller tells us what we already know about New York City transit system

By Natalie Musumeci, New York Post; October 11, 2018 Surprise, surprise — the MTA and its transit system are in…

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$2.7 billion plan for new Atlanta transportation projects OK’d by MARTA

By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 4, 2018 MARTA officials approved Thursday the blueprint that will guide Atlanta’s largest…

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Singapore: New MRT trains with tip-up seats now in service

By Benson Ang, The Straits Times; September 30, 2018 SINGAPORE – If you are reading this on the MRT, look…

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HNTB Releases New Survey: Americans Overwhelmingly Believe Public Transportation Should Receive Government Funding

A press release from HNTB Corporation; September 24, 2018: NEW YORK (PRWEB)September 24, 2018 Key findings include: Eight-six percent of…

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Family who fell on to London tube track unharmed after train passes overhead

By Ruth McKee, The Guardian; September 8, 2018 A mother and child who fell on to a tube track at…

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