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LA: Little Criticism of Four Options for Revised Streetcar, Bus Service After Opening of North Rampart Line

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is considering four different options for how the new North Rampart Street-St. Claude Avenue streetcar line will operate when it opens in a few months, and how that service will impact bus routes.

TX: Next Stop Astrodome, Perhaps, in Metro Station Naming Plan

Reliant came off the side of Houston's largest stadium more than two years ago. The name might finally come off Houston train stations and transit maps later this year, possibly in favor of the stop's most famous feature.

PA: Auditor General Agrees Pennsylvania Turnpike Debt is Unsustainable

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday he concurs with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's concerns about the amount of debt the agency is carrying and the need for financial relief.

IL: Crossing Technology a Sign of Faster Trains to Come

Safety regulators have begun warning motorists of faster trains along a high-speed rail corridor in Illinois months before Amtrak service at up to 110 mph is scheduled to begin.

CA: DA Clears Detective in Amtrak Station Shooting

The Kern County District Attorney's office has cleared a Bakersfield Police Department detective in the February shooting of man threatening passersby with a knife at an Amtrak station, officials announced Tuesday.

CA: Jammed Stretch of I-80 Gets Smart Traffic Technology

Long-dormant metering lights at the end of the Interstate 80 on-ramps between the Carquinez Bridge and the Bay Bridge sparked to life this week, signaling the start of California's first full-fledged smart highway project.

TX: Federal Board Declines to Oversee Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Project

A proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas will remain a mostly Texas matter following a federal decision which opponents cheered as a blow to the project, while backers said provided a definitive scope of the planning process.

News Roundup: Out in Force

Mayor Murray blows up the unrepresentative “district council” model. Metro bike racks violate state law, but WSDOT can (and will) issue one-year waivers to allow them to continue operating. Pierce Transit spending $3m to improve transit centers and park-and-ride next year. Show More Summary

After First Competitive Bond Sale in Decades, MBTA to Save $150 million - Interest Rates Slashed in Half

Acting MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve on Tuesday announced that the agency successfully held its first competitive bond sale in 21 years, issuing $337.3 million in bonds.

Bay Area Rapid Transit Balboa Park Damper Installation

BART is installing custom made rail dampers to help cut the noise level at what has been one of our loudest stretches of track- between Balboa Park and Daly City.

High-Tech Intervention Aims to Smooth I-80 Traffic Flow in California

Caltrans, the Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority this month will begin the sequenced introduction of a series of high-tech efforts to ease congestion, improve safety and boost travel-time reliability.

First Train Beam Installed at MiamiCentral

The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral Monday afternoon, as the 11-acre transportation hub continues to take shape in Downtown Miami.

Washington Metro Invites Public to Preview the New

Following yesterday's release of real-time train data to app developers, Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld today invited the public to preview anentirely redesigned, which is entering the final stages of developm...

Transdev Appoints Jacques Laherre as Chief Financial Officer

Transdev North America has announced that Jacques Laherre has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Trans Group VP Named to RTA Advisory Board

Ron Gambini, vice president of maintenance at The Trans Group, has been named to the inaugural client advisory board of RTA Fleet Management.

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