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May 28, 2015
Subway under Las Vegas strip among proposals to reduce gridlock

Other projects included in the draft of the Transportation Investment Business Plan include a double-deck tunnel under McCarran International Airport to connect Russell Road east and west of the airport and possibly provide a light-rail link to the Strip line, the report said.



Apple transit maps service to only cover 6 cities at launch

In the U.S., the planned launch cities are San Francisco and New York, while Toronto will be likely Canada’s sole representative. In Europe, Apple is said to be gearing up to first launch the feature in London Paris and Berlin.



Amtrak to install inward-facing cameras in locomotives

Installation will first occur in the 70 ACS-64 locomotives that will power all Northeast Regional and long-distance trains between Washington, New York and Boston, as well as Keystone Service between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.



Fung Wah may shutdown permanently

After being unable to secure a pickup and drop-off location in South Station after losing it because of regulatory action in March 2013, President Pei Lin Liang said not having Boston as a site for service likely would mean the end of the company’s operations.



N.Y. subway train suspension caused by massive theft of copper cable

At least 500 feet of the valuable cable was discovered stolen from roughly 12 locations along the A train tracks near Howard Beach, and some signal equipment and track components were damaged as well by electrical current that could not flow through the cable.


[Photos] Chicago Transit Authority courtesy campaign features common customer complaints

Chicago Transit Authority launched its new courtesy campaign May 2015, which aims to encourage riders to be considerate of other riders. The campaign, featuring a series of messages to be placed on buses and trains, reflects some of the most commonly heard complaints from riders about the behaviors of fellow public transit passengers.


D.C. Metro railcar purchase hits potential snag

If the FTA determines within the next several weeks that the 5000-series, which were purchased using federal funds, should not be retired so soon, WMATA probably will forgo purchasing the 220 new 7000-series cars.


Stertil-Koni reports record 2014 sales, honors top distributors

Company President Dr. Jean DellAmore saluted the efforts of the entire Stertil-Koni distributor network at its recent annual meeting and welcomed twelve companies into the company’s highly acclaimed “Million Dollar Club.”


Alstom acquires 100% of Signaling Solutions Ltd.

The company was began as a 50-50 joint-venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty in 2007 to provide advanced signaling solutions to the U.K. and Ireland’s rail sectors.


Md. MTA set to raise all rail fares

The fare increase is mandated by a state law that requires the MTA to adjust transit fares every five years. New fares also will apply to the transit agency’s local bus, commuter bus and paratransit services in the greater Baltimore area.


Bombardier names new VP, operations strategy

Jim Vounassis will conduct a detailed review of the company's operations and implement strategies to increase value creation across the organization.


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