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NC: Light-Rail Delays Cost an Extra $950K

Nov. 27--Problems with a contractor will force the Charlotte Area Transit System to spend an additional $950,000 to upgrade capacity on the light-rail line. In April 2014, the City Council awarded a $16.5 million contract with Balfour Beat

PA: County Sets Aside $350,000 as Possible EMTA Funding

Nov. 27--ERIE, Pa. -- Erie County Council has agreed to set aside $350,000 in relation to a city-county dispute over renewal of the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority's operating charter. What remains unclear, though, is when -- or if --

OR: 'Yes' Vote on Seattle's $930M Transportation Levy Emboldens Boosters in Portland

Nov. 25--Earlier this month, Seattle residents approved a record $930 million property tax levy to pay for a laundry list of transportation projects. Portland has its own list -- including a backlog of paving work, two proposed high-capaci

NY: Changes Coming for Paratransit Bus Service

Nov. 25--PLATTSBURGH -- Clinton County transportation officials are hoping that a new trimmed-down schedule for rural para-transit service will still meet people's needs. "We were in a corner when it came to ending rural para-transit servi

IN: Regional Bus Business Moving to Transit Center

Nov. 28--People headed out of Bloomington by bus will begin boarding at a new location next week when the Miller Transportation Inc. bus station moves from Sixth Street to the city's Downtown Transit Center at Third and Walnut streets. Mil

CO: Many Riders Clueless About Boulder-to-Denver Bus Transit Overhaul

Nov. 28--In five weeks, a group of well-used Regional Transportation District lines will be retired, and those who frequent those lines expressed a common sentiment Friday in discussing the upcoming elimination. "What?" said Andrew Merrick

OH: Dayton Ad Agency Celebrates $1M Milestone With First Client, RTA

Nov. 30--Commuter Ads, a public transit-focused ad agency, is celebrating $1 million of revenue paid over time to Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) -- as well as plans to expand. Russ Gottesman, Commuter Ads president and chi

MN: Plans to Upgrade MOA Transit Station Fall Short Financially

Nov. 29--The utilitarian cream-colored floor tile and plastic seating in the Mall of America's transit station -- the busiest in the Metro Transit network -- stand in stark contrast to the megamall's vast marbled expanse beyond. Located in

CA: Light-Rail Extension to Airport to be Aired at Community Meetings this Week

Dec. 01--The Sacramento Regional Transit District will hold three community meetings this week to discuss extension of light rail's Green Line to Sacramento International Airport. As part of the environmental planning process, the communit

VA: VRE Adding Another Train to Fredericksburg Line

Nov. 25--A new train will start running on the Virginia Railway Express Fredericksburg line Monday, and that will change the schedules for the commuter rail service. The additional train is part of the new VRE package that includes a just-

TX: Houston Metro Stops Night and Weekend HOT Lane Hours

Nov. 26--Metro officials have put the brakes on a pilot to keep HOT lanes along Houston freeways open for extended hours. Citing the cost and hassle of maintaining the lanes until 11 p.m. on weekdays and until 8 p.m. on weekends, officials

Phillippines: North-South Railways Project Gets $2-B ODA

Nov. 28--THE government has clinched another concessional loan deal from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), involving $2 billion to fund an elevated railway project aimed at decongesting traffic in Metro Manila. Finance Secreta

CA: Metro TAP Cards Will Soon be Sold at Certain County Libraries

Nov. 26--Public transit riders will soon be able to purchase Metro TAP cards at certain county libraries under a pilot program approved this week by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Machines to purchase TAP cards will be instal

PA: SEPTA Route 23 - Busiest and Longest Running Route - Being Split

Nov. 27--After 65 years riding SEPTA's Route 23, Diana Wilson has mastered it. "I study the 23, honey," she said before hopping off the bus in Germantown to pick up her grandson. "You can wait for a long time. But if you study it, you can

Oslo Metro System Uses Matrox Encoders in Network-Based Signage

Clear Channel Norway installed Matrox Maevex H.264 encoders and decoders to deliver advertising content on 176 digital screens in 3 Oslo metro system stations.

Indian Railways signs $6bn contracts with GE and Alstom for 1,800 locomotives

Indian Railways (IR) has signed two contracts with a combined value of around Rs400bn ($6bn) with US-based GE Transportation and French engineering firm Alstom for a total of 1,800 freight locomotives.

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