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IA: Lindale Express Among Cedar Rapids Transit Ideas

June 20--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Officials already are zeroing in on a Lindale Mall public transit express bus and route changes, and exploring a regional transit authority. Those were recommendations from a six-month transit study completed by a

Daily News Brief, June 21, 2016

RITBA Wants More Motorists to Install Transponders Correctly Western Massachusetts Turnpike Tolls Are Here to Stay TBX Debate Heats Up on Eve of Vote THEA's Selmon Expressway Plan Wins New Support RI...

TX: Dallas-Fort Worth HSR Plan Draws Worldwide Interest

June 21--ARLINGTON -- High-speed rail is a touchy subject in much of Texas, where some politicians and landowners are concerned about train tracks cutting across private property. But local leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth, where traffic conge

Avara Technologies-Data and Telecommunications Solutions for Railway Communications

Avara Technologies supplies industrial-grade data and telecommunications products for rail, utility, oil and gas pipeline, and emergency services network applications.

German state thrusts hydrogen-powered hydrail into the spotlight

After years of speculation about the merits of hydrogen for rail transportation, the German state of Schleswig-Holstein announced plans to electrify its entire railway network using hydrail fuel cell equipment by 2025. Those behind the project believ…

Beacon Rail Leasing completes acquisition of Ascendos Rail Leasing

UK-based Beacon Rail Leasing (Beacon) has completed the acquisition of Ascendos Rail Leasing (Ascendos) after receiving clearance with the German competition authorities.

NSW government commits $8.86bn for Sydney metro rail projects

The New South Wales (NSW) government in Australia has announced that A$12bn ($8.86bn) in funding will be made available for Sydney metro rail projects over the next four years.

RITBA Transponder Install Campaign Aims to Improve Safety and Traffic Flow

This is the text of a June 20, 2016, news release from the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA).

Siemens to deliver ten Vectron locomotives to MRCE

German engineering company Siemens has received an order from Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) to supply a further ten Vectron-type multisystem locomotives.

CA: Amtrak Adds Seventh Train Through Fresno, Valley

June 20--There is a new Amtrak passenger train rumbling through the San Joaquin Valley, providing a morning northbound option to the San Francisco Bay Area and a southbound train filling an afternoon schedule gap -- a combination that Valley le

CT: East Hartford Adopts Ticket System For ADA Transport Services

June 21--EAST HARTFORD -- The town will start charging residents for rides on the town's branch of the AmericanDisabilities Act transportation services starting July 1. Mayor Marcia Leclerc said the town is "taking actions to reduce the st

OR: Lawmakers Could Look at Pay-by-the-Mile Transportation Tax in 2017

June 18--A new tax based on how much people drive could be among the transportation funding ideas lawmakers consider in 2017, according to a member of the task force exploring the idea. The Oregon Department of Transportation launched a pi

VA: Fredericksburg Hires Washington Firm to Help With Land-Use Plan

June 19--The Fredericksburg City Council has agreed to hire a Washington design and strategy firm to help staff evaluate land uses and zoning for the first two of the 10 neighborhood planning areas in the city's comprehensive plan. The cou

OR: Streetcar's Next Stop: Some of Portland's Major Commuting Corridors

June 19--The Portland Streetcar runs on 16 miles of track, past soaring downtown office towers and through neighborhoods offering postcard-perfect river views. But it was an unassuming spot near a short curve in the track, where the street

CA: Stalled ARTIC Restaurants Gain Steam for Summer Debut

June 19--It's been a lonesome 18 months for Roland Foss, whose convenience store has been the only food shop open at Anaheim's behemoth train and bus depot, ARTIC. But Foss' Mission Market is about to get some company at the Anaheim Region

PA: Fare Changes Mulled to Reduce Westmoreland County Paratransit Deficit

June 20--Some fares could be higher and others lower this year for riders of Westmoreland County's paratransit system, officials said. Transit Authority Executive Director Alan Blahovec said a revamped fare structure will be considered thi

CA: Small Plane Crash Kills Pilot, Briefly Impacts BART Service

June 19--HAYWARD -- A pilot died and BART service was interrupted Sunday hours before Game 7 of the NBA Finals after a small plane crashed on the agency's tracks, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries to anyone on the ground,

NC: ACTA Fare Increases Monday

June 20--The Alamance County Transportation Authority will raise its rates for about 20 percent of its customers Monday. Fares for Urban General Public trips will increase to $9 per one-way trip from $2 per one-way trips after "explosive"

Jordan: Work to Begin on Second Stage of Amman's BRT Project

June 18--AMMAN -- The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) will start work installing new bus lanes in the capital in the coming days, an official announced on Saturday. The work marks the start of the second stage of the Bus Rapid Transit (BR

SmartDrive Issued New Patent for Innovative Rail Triggering Technology that Detects High Risk Maneuvers

SmartDrive Systems has announced that a new patent has been issued and that three additional patents are pending for its SmartDrive Rail solution.

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