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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At 80, Los Angeles Union Station tries to reinvent itself for a rail future

By Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times; May 21, 2019 For two decades, Traxx was a top draw at Union Station…

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Traxx Restaurant in Los Angeles Union Station Closes

By Jon Regardie, DT News; April 30, 2019 DTLA—Another iconic Downtown Los Angeles restaurant has closed. This time, it’s Traxx,…

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Fare Gates Planned at Three Commuter Rail Hubs in Boston

By State House News Service; Banker & Tradesman; April 25, 2019 Aiming to recoup tens of millions of dollars in…

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Kawasaki has no plans to shutter rail car division

By MATT OLBERDING, Lincoln Journal Star; April 25, 2019 Kawasaki will not shutter its rail car unit, but it will…

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New Jersey Transit names first-ever customer advocate, chief customer experience officer

By Emily Bader, ROI; April 25, 2019 NJ Transit announced Thursday it named Stewart Mader to the newly-created role of…

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Survey: Many commuters in Massachusetts appear near ‘breaking point’ with delays in transportation

By Dialynn Dwyer, Boston.com; April 25, 2019 If you’re sick and tired of your commute by rail or road in…

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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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New York’s MTA paid $418 million in overtime in 2018: report

By Katie Corrado, WPIX 11; April 24, 2019 NEW YORK — Fare hikes began on Sunday, but it looks like…

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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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Senators Threaten To Withhold Federal Funding If Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Buys Chinese Railcars

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; April 15, 2019 Metro won’t get $150 million annually from the federal government if it…

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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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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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Canada: Ontario unveils $28.5-billion transit plan, vows to double length of Toronto’s downtown relief line

By Oliver Moore, The Globe and Mail; April 10, 2019 The provincial government is promising to double the length of…

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Florida: How Tampa Tripled Ridership on its Streetcar

By Angie Schmitt. Streetsblog USA; April 8, 2019 Here’s a happy transit story: A $2.7-million state grant to Tampa’s downtown streetcar…

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John Brennan joins Federal Transit Administration as Chief Counsel

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; April 8, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 8…

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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: The very short rail link California can’t build

By Joe Mathews, Bakersfield.com; March 30, 2019 How will California ever finish the high-speed rail when it can’t finish San…

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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 Orleans: Transportation planner sees merit in speeding up Canal streetcar service

By Bobby Evans, Contributing Opinion Writer, The Lens; March 22, 2019   The proposed pilot program to improve Canal streetcar…

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Senate Banking Committee approves Thelma Drake’s nomination to lead the Federal Transit Administration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; March 15, 2019 — The Senate…

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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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Trump budget slashes funding for Amtrak long-distance service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 12, 2019 President Donald Trump’s fiscal-year 2020 budget request submitted yesterday calls for “restructuring” Amtrak…

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Trump Administration issues Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal. Reaction: ‘The sky is falling and the Earth is rushing up to meet it.’

By J. Bruce Richardson; March 12, 2019 The Trump Administration submitted its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 federal budget to Congress…

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