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Travel and Public transit

New York MTA partners with Waze for railroad crossing safety initiative

June 7, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is partnering with Waze to improve safety at railroad crossings of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. “Safety is a core value at the MTA and its commuter railroads,” said MTA Chairman Joseph […]


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Calif.’s High-Speed Rail Charges Up as Expertise, Leadership Look Ahead

May 30, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

By 2033, the first high-speed rail system in the U.S. will whisk passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours at speeds above 200 mph. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, covering 800 […]


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L.A. Metro reports shares keys to success at ballot box

May 30, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a new report, titled “How to Pass a Mega Transportation Measure,” to provide lessons learned to transportation agencies and other stakeholders considering pursuit of a ballot measure to increase local transportation […]


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Report calls for new, expanded rail systems in Dallas-Fort Worth area

May 23, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

DALLAS — The North Central Texas Council of Governments released its Mobility 2045 plan, which includes recommendations to create multiple light rail lines that would extend much farther into Collin County than Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) currently goes, reports […]


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CTA begins new rail safety program by upgrading 600 security cameras

May 22, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter Jr. announced the CTA is adding more than 600 new high-definition security cameras to its rail system — upgrades that will modernize the camera system and make it […]


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L.A. unveils Metro Vision 2028 plan

May 4, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Metro Vision 2028 plan was released for public review and comment by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The document is Metro’s big picture plan that explains the strategies the agency plans to use to improve mobility […]


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Capital Metro launching summer service pilot

May 4, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Austin, Texas’ Capital Metro announced the agency’s “Summer Sun, Late Nights, and Family Fun” service pilot, which includes free rides for kids in grades K to 12 and expanded weekend MetroRail service. The service will kick off June 8 and […]


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Intercity Bus Lines Picking Up Speed with New Service Strategies

May 1, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The intercity bus industry is again picking up speed, having already navigated speedbumps created by plummeting oil prices in 2014 — a year that ushered in a period of abnormally cheap fuel and the end of an era of frenetic […]


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L.A. Metro ‘Ups the Ante’ with Zero-Emission Fleet Plan

April 30, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

On any given weekday morning, about the time the sun peeks over the mountains that ring Los Angeles County, hundreds of Metro buses roll from their divisions and begin a long day crisscrossing the region’s wide boulevards and endless freeways. […]


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How Hackers Could Cause Chaos On America’s Roads And Railways

April 24, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

When hackers struck the Colorado Department of Transportation in a ransomware attack in February and again eight days later, they disrupted the agency’s operations for weeks. State officials had to shut down 2,000 computers, and transportation employees were forced to […]