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Columbus to Forge Ahead as a Smart City

To the surprise of those outside Columbus, the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) announced the Ohio capital as the Smart City Challenge winner and presented city officials with $40 million in late June.

MA to Expand Discounts for State E-ZPass Users

The Boston Globe reports, “As Massachusetts prepares to debut all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike this fall, the state says it will offer drivers a slight discount for using a Massachusetts E-ZPass, rather than an out-of-state...Show More Summary

MA Tollpayer Advocate on New AET Toll Rates: “They’re Great.” reports, “At first blush, the toll rates proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the new electronic tolling system appear to be “great” and not a big deal, according to the man who was appointed to serve...Show More Summary

Angle Lake Will Open September 24th: 6 Reasons to Use Link’s Newest Station

At a press conference this morning, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff and Sound Transit Board Chair/King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that Angle Lake Station will open on Saturday, September 24th. Alaska Airlines is sponsoring the opening ceremonies to the tune of $25,000, with total costs for Opening Day expected to be just north of $50,000, more […]

Fitch Upgrades Rating of Florida Pike Revenue Bonds

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) outstanding $2.9 billion turnpike revenue bonds to ‘AA’ from ‘AA-‘. The Rating Outlook is Stable.” The post Fitch Upgrades Rating of Florida Pike Revenue Bonds appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Upcoming TTC Track and Signal Work on Line 1

This weekend, Aug. 27-28, TTC crews will carry out essential track and signal work, requiring the portion of Line 1 Yonge-University between Bloor-Yonge and Lawrence stations to close.

Phased Rollout Getting Underway for Transit Tunnel Cell Phone Service

Sound Transit has partnered with wireless infrastructure provider, Mobilitie, to design and install a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network that will allow transit riders to use their cell phones while traveling underground.

MBTA South Coast Rail Public Meeting Schedule

The MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston.

First Bus Drives Innovation in Bus Technology

First Bus spent most of August rigorously testing the very latest developments in bus technology in its pursuit of operating ever cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles across the UK.

Future Rail: Issue 41

In this issue: Tackling violence against transport workers, dealing with climate change, timber asset management and carbon neutral cargo, and the tech transforming network protection, landslide prediction, inspections, onboard entertainment and more…

Transit Report Card: Glacier National Park

I’ve just returned from a weeklong vacation in Glacier National Park, and though I didn’t intend to think much about transit while there, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of the park’s bike, bus, and rail options. Glacier draws 2.3m visitors per year despite its remoteness – the nearest large cities (Calgary […]

Japan: Railways Incorporating More Wood in Train Stations to Give Them Rustic, Natural Feel

Wood is an increasingly common feature in train stations that have become regional symbols because of their unique designs.

Capital Metro Unveils Redesigned Transit Network Proposal

After a year-long process involving an in-depth, analysis of its entire bus network by staff and a team of independent transportation experts, Capital Metro has presented its board with a 10-year draft transit plan that would nearly triple existing routes

TN: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry to Lead Transit Triathlon

Meant to provide a way for residents to contribute ideas and feedback for the master-planning process, the transit triathlon features three modes of transportation on a route from the downtown Music City Central bus station to East Park.

WA: Transit Riders Will Have Cell Service in Light Rail Tunnels

Beginning the week of August 22, transit riders will be able to enjoy cell service while traveling underground.

GA: MARTA Breaks Ground On First Transit-Development Project

MARTA broke ground on the first of six "transit-oriented developments" at its Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA station Monday.

OH: Cincinnati Streetcar Operators Join Transit Union

Cincinnati streetcar operators have chosen to join the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627.

Washington Metro Plans Full-Scale Emergency Response Drill on the Yellow Line Bridge

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Transit Police, the District of Columbia and Arlington County will conduct a full-scale response drill Sunday, August 28, on the Yellow Line Bridge that will allow emergency personnel to practice.

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