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July 30, 2015
Senate passes long-term transporation bill

The $350 billion long-term bill would make changes to highway, transit, railroad and auto safety programs, but will only pay for the first three years of the six-year bill.



Hillary Clinton tours DART's Platinum-certified Central Station

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority's facility achieved this certification through sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.



Caltrain electrification project receives $20 million

Key benefits associated with electrifying the 51 miles of rail line between San Francisco and San Jose also include a reduction of greenhouse gases, increased frequency and speed of train service, reduced engine noise, and reduced traffic congestion from automobiles along US 101 and interstate 280.



[Photos] Tour DART's LEED Platinum-certified Central Station

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority's LEED Platinum-certified Central Station in downtown Des Moines is the primary transfer location betweeen routes and includes the Customer Service Department and Administrative Offices. The station, which opened in November 2012 features many amenities including climate-controlled waiting areas, covered loading platforms, a bicycle storage room and Java Joe’s CoffeeHouse.



Civic action, leadership key to transportation innovation, reform, study says

The report studied recent innovations in transportation practice in New York City, Portland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Charlotte and found that local advocacy and civic engagement were a necessary prerequisite for revitalizing urban transportation.


CHK America completes first tier of GRTC bus stop signage improvements

Tier One modernizes 300 stops along two of GRTC’s busiest routes with each stop receiving upgrades that include new flags with clearly visible route and bus stop numbers as well as eye-level, easy-to-use printed schedule and map information.


$8.2B invested along 20 miles of Valley Metro light rail

Economic development within one-half mile of the system has been stimulated by ridership that has exceeded original projections. Valley Metro began compiling development activity since construction started in 2005 as part of an economic development database.


D.C. Metro working on deal with wireless carriers to end tunnel dead spots

The lack of cell phone coverage was exposed most recently after the Jan. 12 smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza when passengers aboard Yellow Line train No. 302 struggled to connect to 911 as smoke filled the railcars just a few hundred feet south of the station platform.


Alstom to extend Algeria's Constantine Tramway

Alstom, which will extend the tramway by 6 miles, will supply the integrated system, tracks, catenaries, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.

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