Australia: Metro condemns passenger who slid naked through Melbourne train

By Staff, 9News; July 10, 2019 A passenger has been filmed sliding naked down the centre of a Melbourne train.…

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British Columbia Track to the Future: Advocates Want to Bring Passenger Rail Back to the Fraser Valley

By Christopher Cheung, The Tyee; July 5, 2019 A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and…

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ION Light Rail Transit launched in Ontario

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 21, 2019 The first of the two phases of the ION Light Rail…

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North Carolina: Estimated cost for failed Durham-Orange light rail line nears $159 million

By Tyler Dukes, Investigative Reporter, and Sarah Krueger, Reporter, WRAL; May 28, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Although it was abandoned…

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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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New San Francisco Muni trains delivered with defective doors

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; April 17, 2019 At least some of Muni’s newest light rail vehicles —…

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Designer sunglasses, rolled up jeans and a fresh haircut: Picture of undercover ticket inspector sent to catch fare evaders divides passengers in Australia

By Adam Mccleery, Daily Mail Australia; April 15, 2019 A photo of a well-dressed undercover Victorian transport ticket officer has…

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Light rail? Heavy rail? Subway? Rail transit modes fall on a continuum

By Matt Johnson (Editorial Board Alum), Greater Greater Washington; April 4, 20192 Despite wide variety in transit systems around the…

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New York State: Buffalo’s Metro Rail gets $100 million for improvements

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 1, 2019 The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority won a promise from New York…

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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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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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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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Manila, Philippines: A common rail station, finally

By The Editorial Board, Manila Standard; February 15, 2019 The government is finally pushing ahead with the long-stalled plan to…

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Canada: Transit union fighting Metrolinx cannabis ban

By Kyle Marshall, The Toronto Observer; February 7, 2019 The new Metrolinx policy banning recreational cannabis for certain workers has…

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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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Houston METRO offers free rides to federal workers

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 22, 2019 On Jan. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) began…

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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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American Public Transportation Association: Transit ridership fell, commuter-rail ridership rose in Q3

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 11, 2019 Americans took 2.5 billion trips on public transportation systems in third-quarter 2018, down…

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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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Transportation Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2019

By Yonah Freemark, The Transport Politic; January 8, 2019 Despite recent declines in transit ridership in the U.S., the construction…

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Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times; January 1, 2019 When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a…

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