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March 23, 2017
N.Y. MTA rolls out new buses with Wi-Fi, USB ports in Queens, the Bronx

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also unveiled a new design for the MTA’s Select Bus Service buses, which will also be equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and USB ports. The first of a total of 43 new SBS buses have arrived in Queens and Bronx.



Profile: Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority

“On Friday, I go to bed, and the wind is about 110, 120 miles per hour — something that’s significant, but not something that’ll make you sit up straight in your chair,” recalls Kevin Coggin of the days before Hurricane Katrina.



Poll finds Coloradans favor commuter rail over commuter bus

If passed, House Bill 17-1242 is projected to generate $700 million for new transportation infrastructure in Colorado.



Canada’s federal budget includes long-term transit commitment

The federal government will be working to sign bilateral agreements with provinces in the coming months regarding PTIF II ($20.1 billion). Provincial allocations will be based 70% on provincial ridership levels and 30% on provincial population.


UMA celebrates FMCSA withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination rule

Association not only filed vigorous comments with the agency against the "flawed proposal," but its lobbying efforts resulted in a provision being inserted in the FY 17 Department of Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill, prohibiting the proposal from being finalized.


How Cities Are Embracing Streetcars Once Again

The streetcar might seem like a transit method of the past, but look at some of the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. — Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Orange County — and it’s clear that cities are starting to embrace the streetcar once again. While it’s one cog in the wheel of a comprehensive transit system, streetcar systems can act as a boon for economic development, and a powerful tool for revitalizing sagging corridors and attracting the much-sought after talent of a young, hip workforce who choose to reduce, delay, or completely forego car ownership.


Minn. legislators write letter asking feds to deny $900M in rail funding

Even though cities spanning the proposed 14-mile Southwest Corridor light rail line have signed off, the legislators opposing the project say there are too many legal and financial uncertainties, as well as ridership questions for it to move forward.


Gov. Baker withdraws support of plan to cut MBTA weekend rail service

The proposal to cut the weekend service for a year, which had been heavily criticized, was among a number of options on the table as the public transit agency looks to close a $42 million budget gap.


[Video] Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project

The Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project -- a new proposal to improve service options and reliability for hundreds of thousands of customers by adding a third track to the congested LIRR Main Line.

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