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Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s Metrolink hits record ridership for FY2019

August 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

California’s Metrolink achieved its highest annual ridership in the almost 27-year history of the agency with 11,935,356 boardings in fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019. The new record is an increase of 247,000 from the prior year and eclipses the previous record […]


Travel & Public Transit

Maryland resumes service on shuttered RailLink line

August 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

After stabilizing sections of eroded Light RailLink track in the Cold Spring Lane area and completing other scheduled work, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) are set to resume regular service beginning on Wednesday, between the […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Chicago set to launch Red-Purple Bypass construction this fall

August 1, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced construction for the Red-Purple Bypass is set to begin this fall, a major component of CTA’s Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project to rebuild the century-old rail system. The RPM Phase One project will […]


Travel & Public Transit

Metra, Chicago State U. to build new station on South Side of city

July 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Metra and Chicago State University agreed to rehabilitate and transform the 95th Street Station on the Metra Electric Line by building a new station branded “95th Street/Chicago State University” and a commuter parking facility, among other improvements. In June, Metra […]


Travel & Public Transit

Brampton Transit orders 2 Nova Bus LFSe electric buses

July 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Nova Bus announce a new order for two fully electric Nova Bus LFSe vehicles from the City of Brampton as part of the Canadian Consortium for Urban Transportation Research and Innovation (CUTRIC) Canada-wide Interchangeability Project. The announcement completes the first […]


Travel & Public Transit

National Express to install AI-enabled driver-monitoring system

July 30, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

UK-based National Express will be installing Seeing Machines Ltd.’s AI-enabled driver monitoring technology for improved transport safety across its white fleet coach network and The King’s Ferry operations. Guardian is Seeing Machines’ driver-monitoring technology for commercial transport, which aids in […]


Travel & Public Transit

Sound Transit moves one step closer to LRVs crossing ‘floating bridge’

July 24, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Seattle’s Sound Transit is one step closer to the first-in-the-world achievement of operating light rail on a floating bridge as construction crews install the innovative track bridges that will enable light rail vehicles to transition onto the floating bridge, and […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Families of Boeing crash victims testify

July 15, 2019

Via: Politico

THIS WEEK ON THE HILL: Family members of some of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash will testify at a House Transportation subcommittee hearing on aviation safety issues, our Brianna Gurciullo reports. Paul Njoroge, whose three […]


Travel & Public Transit

L.A. Metro retrofits CNG buses with new Cummins engines

July 11, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) completed an engine retrofit project to reduce emissions on a significant number of its fleet of more than 2,200 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled buses. Metro repowered 125 of its transit buses […]


Travel & Public Transit

NJ TRANSIT graduates 500th bus operator as part of growth initiative

July 1, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

NJ TRANSIT celebrated the 500th bus operator to graduate from its training program during Gov. Phil Murphy’s Administration, which began in January 2018. The graduates are part of an intensive, ongoing effort to ensure the necessary staffing is in place […]