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MN: Swede Hollow Park Supporters Apply Pressure Over Transit Plans

Oct. 05--The idea of running a busway or train through the heart of a gorgeous park on the edge of downtown St. Paul offends many who live nearby. But it is an option bound to be examined in greater detail, transit planners are warning neighbor

MD: CATS Fiscal Problems Not Factor in Switch to Butler

Oct. 04--Carroll government staff say the county's decision to switch from Carroll Area Transit System to Butler Mobility had nothing to do with CATS's past financial struggles. During a meeting with the Carroll County Board of Commissione

WA: Some Buses Will Take Shoulders on Jammed-up Mornings

Oct. 04--Starting Monday some buses will get further reprieve from the congested southbound lanes of Interstate 405 in the morning. Community Transit and Sound Transit buses will be allowed to run along the right shoulder on two stretches

Siemens opens new locomotive servicing and data analysis centres in Munich

Siemens has opened a new rail service centre at its Munich-Allach plant in Germany, for the manufacture and maintenance of locomotives.

Alstom acquires Swedish rolling stock maintenance firm Motala Train

Alstom has completed its acquisition of Swedish rolling stock refurbishment and heavy maintenance specialist Motala Train.

UK’s Network Rail to start electrification work on main Edinburgh-Glasgow line

UK operator Network Rail (NR) will start installing overhead power cables on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line this month as part of the Scottish Government-funded, £742m Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) to electrify the route.

Daily News Briefs, October 5, 2015

VDOT's I-66 HOT: Lanes A Huge & Complicated Project Bay Bridge Cable Is Vulnerable, Designer Warns Fitch on PA Pike Bonds, Payments to PennDOT Cited Latest Updates on I-405 Express Lanes Ambassador...

GA: Jury Sides With MARTA in Officer's Fatal Shooting of Man at Vine City

Oct. 02--A racially mixed jury this week absolved a white MARTA police officer of wrongdoing in the death of a black man in a controversial shooting. The parents of Joetavius "Jo Jo" Stafford sued the transit agency contending one of its o

TX: AACOG to Test Transporation Service for Vets

Oct. 02--Veterans face many issues as they age, but a loss of transportation can be one of the most difficult to overcome. The Alamo Area Council of Governments is testing one solution, the Alamo Call-A-Ride 4 Vets program. All they...

TX: Family Sues Cap Metro After Fatal 2014 Crash in Southeast Austin

Oct. 01--The family of a woman who crashed into an Austin commuter bus and died five months later is suing Capital Metro and the bus driver. In January, 51-year-old Tammy Jones died in a nursing home from her injuries in the Aug. 31, 2014,

CA: Developers Claim Increasing S.F. Transit Fees Would be Crippling

Oct. 02--A fight is brewing between developers and lawmakers over how much the builders should pay to support the city's transit system. Developers argue that a plan to increase a proposed transit fee would cripple housing development in S

NC: Opponents, Proponents Share Views on Light-Rail in Durham

Oct. 02--DURHAM -- Patrick Curley had a list of reasons for opposing the proposed 17-mile, $1.8 billion light-rail line plan. His concerns ranged from the cost and the impact on the environment to safety and congestion where light-rail cross lo

MA: MVRTA Improving Bus Service

Oct. 01--HAVERHILL -- If catching a public bus is important to your way of getting around, the city has good news for you. Improved public bus service approved in the spring by Mayor James Fiorentini is now in effect. Fiorentini sai...

PA: Cost Study Compares Car Leasing, Sharing

Oct. 01--To share or not to share? A national study released this week looked at the cost of car-sharing services compared with car ownership in an effort to help drivers decide which option would be best for them. "It actually make...

Brookings Institution sums up the growth position very succintly

Brookings Institution: "With the world’s population forecast to rise by 1.6 billion people by 2035, do we really think global oil demand won’t continue to rise? While I recognize that we must do everything to limit the growing use of...Show More Summary

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