U.S. OP-ED: Happy 56th birthday to federal funding for public transportation

By Larry Penner, Mass Transit Magazine; July 9, 2020 July 2020 marks the 56th Anniversary of federal government support for…

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U.S.: Freedman Seating Introduces Passenger Protective Equipment

A press release from Freedman Seating Company; May 27, 2020: New products to help fight the spread of germs on…

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Australia – Mind the gap: What your journey to work could look like after lockdown

By Timna Jacks, The Age; April 30, 2020 Public transport services should be run half empty and no standing room…

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U.S., California: BART puts small businesses to work on the railroad during pandemic

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 23, 2020 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking unprecedented steps to increase…

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U.S., Illinois, Commentary: Chicago’s ‘crush hour’ may take a new turn, but COVID-19 is not CTA or Metra’s death knell

By Jon Hilkevitch, Contributor, Chicago Sun-Times; April 23, 2020 In a very different time only a decade ago, safeguarding public…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman says agency needs $3.9 billion in federal aid to stay afloat

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; April 16, 2020 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has lost more than 90% of its…

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U.S.: Honk if you love transit and train workers! Trains salute vital staff

By The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle; April 15, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. train horns can deliver an…

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U.S., New York, Opinion: Without more cash, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority may collapse when New York City tries to reopen

By Nicole Gelinas, New York Post; April 13, 2020 The state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority has just suffered the worst month…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority cuts deal to make $1 billion off old transit headquarters building

By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News; April 2, 2020 The MTA on Thursday announced plans to redevelop its old…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority borrows $1 Billion to stave off impending coronavirus fiscal apocalypse

By David Meyer, New York Post; March 18, 2020 The MTA will borrow $1 billion by the end of the…

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U.S., American Public Transportation Association: Transit agencies, railroads need $12.9 billion in federal help to offset coronavirus costs

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 18, 2020 As Congress works on coronavirus response legislation, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)…

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U.S., New York: Metropolitan Transportation Authority hires temporary president for subway, bus system

By Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday; February 25, 2020 A former federal railroad chief has been tapped to temporarily lead the…

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Canada – Bombardier tried – and failed – to play consolidator’s role in trains: CEO

By Frédéric Tomesco, Montreal Gazette; February 20, 2020 Bombardier Inc. opted to quit the train business after exploring acquisitions that…

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Europe and Canada: Alstom, Bombardier Seek to Avoid Path That Derailed Siemens Deal

By Aoife White, Bloomberg, yahoo! Finance; February 19, 2020 (Bloomberg) — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met frequently with…

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn’t know why subways cost so much more to build in New York City

By Jacob Henry, David Meyer and Bernadette Hogan, New York Post; November 12, 2019 The MTA’s construction chief said Tuesday…

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Can the Paris Metro Make Room for More Riders?

By Feargus O’Sullivan, City Lab; November 13, 2019 After five years of unprecedented passenger growth, the Paris Metro system is…

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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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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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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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Quebec: Gotta go? You’ll have to hold it (for up to five days) at this Montreal train station

By Tyler Dawson, National Post; October 3, 2019 Picture this: You’re commuting through Montreal, one of Canada’s great cities, and…

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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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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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Historic New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital plan includes nearly $5 Billion for Metro-North projects, including Penn Station Access

By Thomas C. Zambito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News; September 16, 2019 The largest-ever capital plan in Metropolitan Transportation Authority history includes…

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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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