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TribLIVE
Port Authority’s plan for car-free communities slow to bear fruitCars fill the parking lot in front of the Castle Shannon light-rail stop on wee
Port Authority’s plan for car-free communities slow to bear fruit
TribLIVE / Posted 14 hours ago
Cars fill the parking lot in front of the Castle Shannon light-rail stop on weekdays, giving more than 500 suburban commuters access to Pittsburgh without the hassle of driving and parking Downtown. Port Authority of Allegheny County officials hope... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Metro: August Derailment ‘Caused By a Combination of Human Error and Flawed Metro Processes’Two Metro employees have resigned in the wake of the August derailment of an em
Metro: August Derailment ‘Caused By a Combination of Human Error and Flawed Metro Processes’
Washington City Paper / Posted 2 days ago
Two Metro employees have resigned in the wake of the August derailment of an empty train, an incident that occurred one month after the transit agency identified the issue. An incident report released today "reveals that the physical root cause of... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Metro Orlando cities try to revive Uber-like bus planFour Metro Orlando communities are trying to revive an Uber-like bus plan in th
Metro Orlando cities try to revive Uber-like bus plan
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Four Metro Orlando communities are trying to revive an Uber-like bus plan in the works since the turn of the century, even though they have lost critical financial backing from the federal government. "The need in Central Florida remains. How do we... Read more
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Boston Herald
Transit expert: $3B for MBTA extension ‘way out of scale’A top civil engineer and transportation planner yesterday called the new $3 bil
Transit expert: $3B for MBTA extension ‘way out of scale’
Boston Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A top civil engineer and transportation planner yesterday called the new $3 billion price tag for the state’s suddenly beleaguered Green Line extension “shocking.” “This seems to be outrageously expensive on the face of it,” said George Haikalis,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Transit expert: $3B for T extension ‘way out of scale’A top civil engineer and transportation planner yesterday called the new $3 bil
Transit expert: $3B for T extension ‘way out of scale’
Boston Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A top civil engineer and transportation planner yesterday called the new $3 billion price tag for the state’s suddenly beleaguered Green Line extension “shocking.” “This seems to be outrageously expensive on the face of it,” said George Haikalis,... Read more
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Lebanon Daily News
US transportation agency gives $9.5M in job training grantsLOS ANGELES (AP) — With the nation investing billions to expand bus service and
US transportation agency gives $9.5M in job training grants
Lebanon Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the nation investing billions to expand bus service and light rail lines, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday it is giving $9.5 million to programs that train workers for jobs in the transportation... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Loss of federal funding threatens plans for on-demand buses to...The plan to create an on-demand bus system in Orange and Seminole counties appe
Loss of federal funding threatens plans for on-demand buses to...
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
The plan to create an on-demand bus system in Orange and Seminole counties appears to be on the verge of dying, now that it has lost federal funding. The state agreed to help four cities fund a portion of the FlexBus project that leaders said is... Read more
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Tucson Weekly
Sun Tran Strike: Day 20, Another Route is Added to Limited Bus ServiceSun Tran says they were able to add a ninth route to the limited weekday servic
Sun Tran Strike: Day 20, Another Route is Added to Limited Bus Service
Tucson Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
Sun Tran says they were able to add a ninth route to the limited weekday service they're providing because of the bus drivers' and mechanics' strike that's been going on for 20 days now. Route 9 (Grant Road and Campbell Avenue, as well as downtown)... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
New details on light rail planned from Chapel Hill to DurhamDURHAM, N.C. (AP) - More details have been released on a proposed light rail sy
New details on light rail planned from Chapel Hill to Durham
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 5 days ago
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - More details have been released on a proposed light rail system connecting Chapel Hill and Durham. Multiple media outlets reported that the regional bus and transportation planning agency, GoTriangle, has released a report on... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
New details on light rail planned from Chapel Hill to DurhamDURHAM, N.C. (AP) - More details have been released on a proposed light rail sy
New details on light rail planned from Chapel Hill to Durham
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 5 days ago
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - More details have been released on a proposed light rail system connecting Chapel Hill and Durham. Multiple media outlets reported that the regional bus and transportation planning agency, GoTriangle, has released a report on... Read more
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Orange County Register
Streetcar plan cleared by OCTA: Light-rail line would get $56 million from local taxesIn a bid to win federal approval and matching funds for a new foray into light
Streetcar plan cleared by OCTA: Light-rail line would get $56 million from local taxes
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
In a bid to win federal approval and matching funds for a new foray into light rail, the board of the Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday pledged $56 million in local sales taxes to the OC Streetcar. With the commitment, the agency... Read more
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The News & Observer
Milestone report moves Durham-Orange light rail forward | News & Observer August 24, 2015 Plans include 5,000 park-and-ride spots,
Milestone report moves Durham-Orange light rail forward
The News & Observer / Posted 5 days ago
| News & Observer August 24, 2015 Plans include 5,000 park-and-ride spots, but most riders will walk to train station GoTriangle... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Transit advocates, riders celebrate light rail south line openingSacramento Regional Transit opened its long-awaited Blue Line light rail extens
Transit advocates, riders celebrate light rail south line opening
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
Sacramento Regional Transit opened its long-awaited Blue Line light rail extension Monday in a festive celebration that included cowbells, streamers shot from cannons, a marching band and speeches. First-day riders, for their part, offered generally... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Hattiesburg announces Job Access and Reverse Commute ProgramThis is a news release the city of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. The Cit
Hattiesburg announces Job Access and Reverse Commute Program
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 5 days ago
This is a news release the city of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. The City of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. have partnered to improve access to places of employment and employment- related activities for low-income and public assistance... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg announces Job Access and Reverse Commute ProgramThis is a news release the city of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. The Cit
Hattiesburg announces Job Access and Reverse Commute Program
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 5 days ago
This is a news release the city of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. The City of Hattiesburg and Grove Transit, Inc. have partnered to improve access to places of employment and employment- related activities for low-income and public assistance... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Ground Zero Memorial and Rebuilding Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's some background information about the rebuilding of Ground Zero
Ground Zero Memorial and Rebuilding Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's some background information about the rebuilding of Ground Zero in lower Manhattan and the memorial to the victims of the September 11th attacks. September 11th Memorial: The memorial honors those killed on September 11, 2001 in all... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
2,500 comment letters received on 710 Freeway project, as legislators take sides710 Freeway Tunnel: Who’s for it, who’s against it Caltrans has received more
2,500 comment letters received on 710 Freeway project, as legislators take sides
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 7 days ago
710 Freeway Tunnel: Who’s for it, who’s against it Caltrans has received more than 2,500 letters responding to the 710 Freeway extension project, so many that two weeks after the six-month comment period has closed, the state transportation agency... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
NJ Transit to get $71M in next round of Sandy relief fundingNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is getting $71 million from the federal
NJ Transit to get $71M in next round of Sandy relief funding
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 days ago
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is getting $71 million from the federal government to pay for rebuilding and replacing equipment damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The agency and New Jersey's Congressional delegation announced the award... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Metro-North’s Hudson Line secures over $20 million to counter storm surgesCopyright © 2015 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network,
Metro-North’s Hudson Line secures over $20 million to counter storm surges
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 8 days ago
Copyright © 2015 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc. This story may not be reproduced in any form, by any media, without express written consent. This includes rewriting, broadcasting and/or printing of material from... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Orange County light rail in early planning stages Kerry Lengyel | Published 24 minutes ago Riding the bus to and from work is a
Orange County light rail in early planning stages
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 10 days ago
Kerry Lengyel | Published 24 minutes ago Riding the bus to and from work is a reality for most Chapel Hill residents. But as Orange County continues to grow, serious constraints are put on... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Rothschild: City prohibited from strike interventionTucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild issued the following statement on Tuesday rega
Rothschild: City prohibited from strike intervention
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 11 days ago
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild issued the following statement on Tuesday regarding the ongoing Teamsters strike against Sun Tran: "We're encouraging both sides to come to the table and resolve their differences. This strike is hurting the... Read more
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MinnPost
State of play: How Bill McGuire and MLS are likely to get everything they ever wanted in a soccer stadiumNobody wanted a soccer stadium war. That’s what they kept saying, anyway. Afte
State of play: How Bill McGuire and MLS are likely to get everything they ever wanted in a soccer stadium
MinnPost / Posted 12 days ago
Nobody wanted a soccer stadium war. That’s what they kept saying, anyway. After considering at least one site in St. Paul, the owners of what will be the 24th team in Major League Soccer chose Minneapolis as the site for a proposed soccer-specific... Read more
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The Daily Record
Md. formally tells US it doesn’t want $900M for Red LineANNAPOLIS — Maryland officials have formally notified the Federal Transit Admin
Md. formally tells US it doesn’t want $900M for Red Line
The Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland officials have formally notified the Federal Transit Administration that the state is no longer seeking federal funding for a Baltimore light rail project. In a letter to the FTA's acting administrator, Maryland Transit... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Md. formally tells US it isn't seeking $900M for Red LineANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland officials have formally notified the Federal Transit
Md. formally tells US it isn't seeking $900M for Red Line
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland officials have formally notified the Federal Transit Administration that the state is no longer seeking federal funding for a Baltimore light rail project. In a letter to the FTA's acting administrator, Maryland Transit... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
BRT comments show most oppose project - MARIETTA — During a public comment period from May 29 to July 14 the county received more opposition than support for its bus rapid transit proposal according to the comments submitted to the county. The cou...MARIETTA — During a public comment period from May 29 to July 14, the county re
BRT comments show most oppose project - MARIETTA — During a public comment period from May 29 to July 14 the county received more opposition than support for its bus rapid transit proposal according to the comments submitted to the county. The cou...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 15 days ago
MARIETTA — During a public comment period from May 29 to July 14, the county received more opposition than support for its bus rapid transit proposal, according to the comments submitted to the county. The county received a total of 120 comments... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
SunRail money headed to CongressSunRail's plans to extend service from Sand Lake Road to Poinciana are picking
SunRail money headed to Congress
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
SunRail's plans to extend service from Sand Lake Road to Poinciana are picking up steam now that the final Full Funding Grant Agreement between the federal government and the commuter rail line is headed for Congress. Central Florida's Congress... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro board can’t break chain of failureMetro staffer Frank Shields answers questions from commuters as they get on shu
Metro board can’t break chain of failure
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
Metro staffer Frank Shields answers questions from commuters as they get on shuttle buses outside the Smithsonian station after the Aug. 6 derailment. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) On Jan. 12, the chaotic response to a stranded train nailed a... Read more
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Orange County Register
Transportation agency commits $56 million to proposed Santa Ana-Garden Grove light-rail lineORANGE In a bid to win federal approval and matching funds, a county transporta
Transportation agency commits $56 million to proposed Santa Ana-Garden Grove light-rail line
Orange County Register / Posted 16 days ago
ORANGE In a bid to win federal approval and matching funds, a county transportation panel agreed Thursday to commit $56 million toward a new light-rail line connecting Santa Ana and Garden Grove. By making the commitment, the Orange County... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro’s failure to quickly fix major track flaw just the latest flubMetro’s admission this week that it failed to promptly fix a major track defect
Metro’s failure to quickly fix major track flaw just the latest flub
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
Metro’s admission this week that it failed to promptly fix a major track defect for more than a month after it was detected is the latest example since January of the transit agency’s mishandling repairs of a known safety risk. After a fatal smoke... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Expanding the rail commute in Western New YorkNext phase Until the NFTA gets to the next phase of the extension study, expec
Expanding the rail commute in Western New York
The Buffalo News / Posted 16 days ago
Next phase Until the NFTA gets to the next phase of the extension study, expected to begin next year and to last for 12 to 18 months, many of the questions about cost will remain unanswered. Right now, nobody is addressing which local entities... Read more
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The Buffalo News
EXPANDING the RAIL commuteNext phase Until the NFTA gets to the next phase of the extension study, expec
EXPANDING the RAIL commute
The Buffalo News / Posted 16 days ago
Next phase Until the NFTA gets to the next phase of the extension study, expected to begin next year and to last for 12 to 18 months, many of the questions about cost will remain unanswered. Right now, nobody is addressing which local entities... Read more
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Washington Post
Tri-State Oversight Committee ‘gravely concerned’ about recent Metro failureThrongs of commuters arrive and wait for shuttle buses at the Federal Center SW
Tri-State Oversight Committee ‘gravely concerned’ about recent Metro failure
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
Throngs of commuters arrive and wait for shuttle buses at the Federal Center SW Metro station after service was suspended following a non-passenger train derailment of the blue/orange line on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by... Read more
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Washington Post
Metro boosts video surveillance on buses to fight assaults on drivers(Robert Thomson/The Washington Post) Metro is testing the use of video surveil
Metro boosts video surveillance on buses to fight assaults on drivers
Washington Post / Posted 18 days ago
(Robert Thomson/The Washington Post) Metro is testing the use of video surveillance on bus routes where riders frequently evade fares and sometimes take their frustrations out on drivers. The transit agency said it is installing new video... Read more
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The Pine Island Eagle
I didn’t knowTo the editor: Hoping to ease traffic congestion, I was working on a project t
I didn’t know
The Pine Island Eagle / Posted 18 days ago
To the editor: Hoping to ease traffic congestion, I was working on a project to arrange shuttle service, during season, from Matlacha to Pine Island Center. The city of Cape Coral owns the 2-acre parking lot on the right side of D&D Bait and Tackle.... Read more
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Washington City Paper
Metro Tests Surveillance Program To Reduce Bus CrimeIf you’re a regular rider on Metrobus’s X2 line, get ready to see yourself on c
Metro Tests Surveillance Program To Reduce Bus Crime
Washington City Paper / Posted 18 days ago
If you’re a regular rider on Metrobus’s X2 line, get ready to see yourself on camera. D.C. Metro today announced a pilot program to install video monitors on 22 buses along the X2 route, which runs from Minnesota Avenue NE to the White House,... Read more
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The Washington Times
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Metro rail, bus passengers get what they pay forANALYSIS/OPINION: Whew! Last week proved to be a midsummer’s nightmare for the
DEBORAH SIMMONS: Metro rail, bus passengers get what they pay for
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Whew! Last week proved to be a midsummer’s nightmare for the D.C. region’s chief mass transit agency and daily commuters who use it. While the colorful maze of current and future rail routes gives the appearance of thoughtful... Read more
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MinnPost
Sorting through the latest court decision on Southwest LRTIt was five months in the making, yet even now that U.S. District Court Judge J
Sorting through the latest court decision on Southwest LRT
MinnPost / Posted 23 days ago
It was five months in the making, yet even now that U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim has issued his ruling in a legal challenge to the Southwest Light Rail project, the issues involved in the dispute haven’t totally been resolved. The... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
TARTA trustees approve deal with Toledo Public SchoolsPublished: Thursday, 8/6/2015 - Updated: 1 minute ago TARTA bus on Jackson S
TARTA trustees approve deal with Toledo Public Schools
The Toledo Blade / Posted 24 days ago
Published: Thursday, 8/6/2015 - Updated: 1 minute ago TARTA bus on Jackson Street near One Government Center in downtown Toledo. The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority board of trustees... Read more
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El Defensor Chieftain
Council OKs transportation resolution...............................................................................
Council OKs transportation resolution
El Defensor Chieftain / Posted 24 days ago
........................................................................................................................................................................................ The Socorro City Council approved a resolution in support of... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
North County Transit District's CEO Accused Of Harassment, DiscriminationNorth County Transit District CEO Matthew Tucker speaks at a news in March abou
North County Transit District's CEO Accused Of Harassment, Discrimination
KPBS San Diego / Posted 26 days ago
North County Transit District CEO Matthew Tucker speaks at a news in March about the Sprinter shutdown, March 2013. Former managers at the North County Transit District, which provides more than 12 million passenger trips a year via train and bus... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Consent Calendar Round-Up: Nail Patrol & Deckboard, Background Check, SurveysSanta Monica City Council on Tuesday approved two contracts for nail patrol and
Consent Calendar Round-Up: Nail Patrol & Deckboard, Background Check, Surveys
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted 30 days ago
Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday approved two contracts for nail patrol and deckboard replacement at Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica City Council approved a handful of consent calendar items at its Tuesday, July 28 night meeting, including nail... Read more

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