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Thales wins maintenance contract for Saudi Arabia's NSR project

Thales has secured a maintenance contract for the 2,400km route of the North South Railway (NSR) project across Saudi Arabia.

UK's RSSB says railways need to do more to cut alcohol incidents

UK independent safety body Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has released a report stating that deaths at station platform edges can be reduced with an industry-wide approach to tackling alcohol misuse.

W Train To Return In November

Astoria/Ditmars Blvd-bound W departing the 36th Ave station. train line fans rejoice as your favorite Astoria line stepchild is returning to its oh so glorious roots when the MTA returns it to service on November 7th. The line will be returning back to the service hours & route it operated on prior to its cut […]

Investments In LIRR Central Hubs

Catching up on some transit news, Gov. Cuomo announced the major investment of millions of dollars into projects for LIRR central hubs Hicksville & Jamaica. Here are the details via the press release I received: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major capital investments to improve two key stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s […]

NH: New Bus Service Added from Brattleboro to Boston

Bus riders in Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire take note -- the spirit of competition is in the air.

CA: San Rafael: Start for SMART Unclear

Testing of commuter trains and tracks between Marin and Sonoma counties continues virtually nonstop, but rail officials remain reticent about a start date for service.

In the Public Interest Takes a Run at the SH 130 Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post publishes an essay by Donald Cohen, Executive Director, In the Public Interest, who takes a hard look at P3s and the bankruptcy of TX State Highway 130, “the fastest road in America.” Cohen writes, “… recent newsShow More Summary

RI Progressive Democrats Push to Reopen Truck Toll Plan, 6-10 Connector Plan at Issue

Providence Journal publishes an op-ed by Sam Bell, state coordinator of the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, who contends, “When the General Assembly approved RhodeWorks, it was on the understanding that the 6-10 would not be rebuilt as is. Show More Summary

CFX in Market for New Board Chair as Cadwell Loses Primary Battle for County Commissioner

Orlando Sentinel reports, “Welton Cadwell said he intended to establish trust as chairman of the region’s toll road agency after it was roiled by controversy in 2014. But soon he will be giving up his seat and chairmanship on the Central...Show More Summary

Moody’s Reort on NJ Pike Gains Traction

Asbury Park Press follows Moody’s Investors Service’s recent report on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, reporting “According a Sept. 14 report by Moody’s Investors Service, political interference and toll-wary drivers could put the...Show More Summary

Lawmakers Consider Re-opening Bridgegate Probe, Questioning Gov. Christie Under Oath reports, “Dormant for months in deference to the federal investigation into Bridgegate, the Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Investigations may be reconvened in order to get answers directly from Gov. Chris Christie about what the governor knew and when he knew it. Assemblyman John S. Show More Summary

NJ Democrats “Are Not Ruling Out” Impeachent Proceedings Against Gov. Christie

Asbury Park Press reports, “Ranking Democratic state lawmakers are not ruling out impeachment proceedings against Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who federal prosecutors say knew about the 2013 scheme to close George Washington Bridge...Show More Summary

Reason Foundation Says NJ is Dead Last in ROI on Road Spending reports, “New Jersey ranked last in the nation again in return of investment on road spending, coughing up a staggering $2.18 million per mile to rebuild and maintain roads and bridges, according to the latest Reason Foundation...Show More Summary

RITBA Starts Construction at Newport Pell Bridge as Part of 10-year Capital Campaign

The Westerly Sun reports, “Construction is now underway along the Newport Pell Bridge as part of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s 10-year capital renewal and replacement plan to ensure the safety and integrity of theShow More Summary

Bridgegate Wrap: PANYNJ Head Says Wildstein was “Culprit” Behind Lane Closings

Bloomberg reports, “Patrick Foye, the head of the agency that runs the George Washington Bridge, testified that he believed employee David Wildstein was the “culprit” behind four days of access lane closings in 2013 but was protected...Show More Summary

MTS Tapped as Employer of the Year by California Disability Services Association

The California Disability Services Association has named the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) its Employer of the Year for providing jobs to persons with developmental disabilities.

Top Public Transportation Leaders Honored By APTA

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded the individual and organizational winners of the 2016 APTA Awards September 13 in Los Angeles, CA during the APTA 2016 Annual Meeting.

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