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NYC subway trains kill dozens of people a year. Other countries have paid for safety. 1 mahatmakanejeeves 11 hrs ago 6 hrs ago 5 267
Amtrak Bypass Still Something to Worry About? Depends Whom You Ask 0 mahatmakanejeeves 7 hrs ago 7 hrs ago 0 177
Chicago: CTA wraps up Red-Purple Bypass, begins North Belmont Red-Purple Reconstruction project 0 marmar Yesterday Yesterday 1 223
Gateway Tunnel gets good enough rating from feds to keep going. 0 elleng Friday Friday 2 308
New York: MTA publishes Interborough Express feasibility study 0 marmar Friday Friday 1 266
Omicron Forces Amtrak Service Cuts 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 18 Jan 18 0 228
Maryland: Purple Line won't open until late 2026 and project costs have gone up too 0 marmar Jan 18 Jan 18 1 328
All aboard! Virginia finalizes deal for passenger rail to extend into the New River Valley 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 14 Jan 14 1 282
Amtrak Passengers Stuck On Trains For Over 30 Hours By Snowstorm 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 9 Jan 9 3 494
Lessons from Washington Metro, America's Last Great Subway System 1 marmar Jan 7 Jan 7 7 455
New train route proposed between Detroit and Toronto 0 marmar Jan 7 Jan 7 2 397
The Hard Rock collapse closed the Rampart streetcar line. Here's why its return is still far off. 0 marmar Jan 6 Jan 6 5 443
Amtrak Reduces Schedule Amid Outbreak Among Staff 2 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 31 Dec 31 2 339
(Washington, DC, area) Metro Ordered To Pull 7000-Series Trains ... Again 1 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 30 Dec 31 3 375
Vandalism threatening last runs of vintage NYC subway cars 2 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 27 Dec 27 4 425
MTA cuts subway service amid COVID surge, staffing issues 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 27 Dec 27 1 290
Florida: All aboard! Inside Brightline's plans for Orlando expansion, Boca Raton station in 2022 0 marmar Dec 21 Dec 21 1 442
Four years ago today: the Cascades crash 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 18 Dec 18 4 462
Bob Foran to retire as CFO of MTA 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 17 Dec 17 0 281
Atlanta: MARTA awarded more than $285 million in COVID relief funds 1 marmar Dec 9 Dec 9 2 420
Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much 1 marmar Dec 8 Dec 8 1 422
DC/MD/VA: WMATA to reopen Shady Grove and Rockville stations in January 2022 0 marmar Dec 8 Dec 8 0 357
Virginia Governor-elect Youngkin inheriting massive rail projects 1 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 30 Nov 30 2 353
The pandemic continues to be unkind to the Virginia Railway Express commuter system as ridership ... 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 30 Nov 30 2 370
A PATH to Greater Public Transit Access 1 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 29 Nov 29 2 290
DC Metrobus to make bus boarding possible at all doors, aiming to speed up service 3 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 29 Nov 29 1 369
Bus driver shortage hurts D.C. region's ability to return to pre-pandemic transit service levels 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 29 Nov 29 1 246
Pete Buttigieg, handed billions of dollars, gains influence with opportunity to shape infrastructure 3 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 21 Nov 21 4 472
Beginning November 15, 1968, you could take rapid transit from downtown Cleveland to the airport. 1 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 15 Nov 15 4 572
Inspector generals investigate DC Metro over not reporting rail car defects 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 12 Nov 12 1 313
Public transportation sees record success at ballot box in 2021 0 marmar Nov 11 Nov 11 2 412
Infrastructure package puts $66 billion into rail. Could power biggest expansion in Amtrak history. 2 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 9 Nov 9 4 519
Build Back Better bill contains nearly $20 billion for better transit and high-speed rail 1 marmar Nov 1 Nov 1 3 512
American Airlines cancels over 740 flights Sunday 1 left-of-center2012 Oct 31 Oct 31 4 802
Toronto: Community-engaged art project transforms Wilson subway station in North York 1 marmar Oct 30 Oct 30 4 444
President Biden joins federal, state and local officials to break ground on Portal North Bridge 0 marmar Oct 29 Oct 29 2 487
CA: Amtrak train service from Sacramento to Bakersfield back on track after COVID hiatus 0 marmar Oct 2021 Oct 2021 2 427
Amtrak asks STB to compel cooperation by CSX in Gulf Coast case. 0 elleng Oct 2021 Oct 2021 3 580
L.A. Metro's G Line now fully electric 1 marmar Oct 2021 Oct 2021 1 457
Metrorail limits service after pulling 60% of fleet for derailment investigation 1 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2021 Oct 2021 3 423
Amtrak Hopes Infrastructure Bill Will Help Fund a Tunnel to Ease Delays on Northeast Corridor 0 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2021 Oct 2021 3 502
FRA releases new Midwest Regional Rail plan 0 marmar Oct 2021 Oct 2021 4 475
Seattle: Sound Transit opens light-rail extension to Northgate 1 marmar Oct 2021 Oct 2021 2 436
NTSB urges railroads to boost safety measures for workers on the rails 0 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2021 Oct 2021 2 480
Train derailments like the Montana incident are rare, but other rail-related deaths are on the rise 0 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2021 Oct 2021 3 399
Wife of Illinois software engineer killed in MT train derailment sues Amtrak as NTSB probe continues 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2021 Sep 2021 0 685
Birmingham Amtrak train station gets $250,000 grant for 'seamless connections for travelers' 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 442
A rail conductor asked a passenger to put a mask on. Then the rider attacked him, police say. 4 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2021 Sep 2021 11 844
DC-area Metro commits to more stringent safety standards to protect track workers 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2021 Sep 2021 0 419
Democrats push bill linking public transit to affordable housing 1 marmar Sep 2021 Sep 2021 2 496
Transportation mask scofflaws to face increased fines 2 marmar Sep 2021 Sep 2021 4 394
San Francisco: Late night subway service returns to SFMTA in October 0 marmar Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 454
Washington DC: Metro considers Georgetown station, Blue Line expansion to address future ridership 1 marmar Sep 2021 Sep 2021 4 504
Federal regulators to review Amtrak's request to restore Gulf Coast service. 0 elleng Sep 2021 Sep 2021 2 560
Mexico revives dream of San Antonio-to-Monterrey rail service 0 marmar Sep 2021 Sep 2021 5 406
SF Bay Area: Versatile but problem-plagued, the last 1990s-era C2 BART car is gone 0 marmar Sep 2021 Sep 2021 3 446
Climate change won't stop while America hates trains and walking 1 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2021 Sep 2021 2 464
Can America's COVID-Battered Commuter Rail Make a Comeback? 3 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 1 575
Infrastructure Summer: Amtrak Victorious 2 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 Aug 2021 3 644
South Florida: Commuter rail might finally come to the coast. Here's where it would run 0 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 3 623
Amtrak Joe vs. the Modern Robber Barons 0 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 Aug 2021 1 575
Train travel collapsed early in the pandemic, but a summer resurgence is offering a boost for Amtrak 0 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 Aug 2021 3 484
U.S. will extend COVID-19 transport mask mandate through Jan. 18 0 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 6 454
The Elusive Dream of the 15-Minute City 0 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 5 744
10 Busiest Metro Systems in the World. (2019, pre-pandemic) 0 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 1 575
JUST IN: Amtrak mandates that all employees get vaccinated 1 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 Aug 2021 9 552
Board lets Amtrak move ahead with Gulf Coast passenger plan 0 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 Aug 2021 2 534
WMATA: Regional capital investment has delivered safety, more reliable service (DC Metro) 0 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 1 687
No Juuls on the Acela: Infrastructure bill bans vaping on Amtrak 3 mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2021 Aug 2021 4 663
Google study shows New Yorkers are most eager to return to transit use 1 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 2 683
A light rail line to Houston's Hobby Airport could be one step closer to reality 0 marmar Aug 2021 Aug 2021 0 819
Bus lanes are working in Toronto 1 marmar Jul 2021 Jul 2021 3 701
Dear VTA, if you're going to allow large groups of schoolchildren to ride for free 8 KamaAina May 2011 Jul 2021 0 2263
DC/VA/MD: Potomac Yard Metrorail Station delayed at least five months due to 'inexcusable' mistake 0 marmar Jul 2021 Jul 2021 2 1271
New Orleans RTA to mandate vaccines for all employees 1 marmar Jul 2021 Jul 2021 8 493
SF Bay Area: BART's reduced service hours allowed for acceleration of infrastructure projects 0 marmar Jul 2021 Jul 2021 6 785
Transit funding is a final obstacle to an infrastructure deal: What is the 80-20 split, and why ... 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2021 Jul 2021 1 762
China unveils 600 kph maglev train - state media 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2021 Jul 2021 5 788
Calgary-Banff passenger rail project advances to development phase 4 marmar Jul 2021 Jul 2021 2 1201
New Northeast Corridor Rail Plan Would Boost MBTA Providence Line Projects 2 mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2021 Jul 2021 1 739
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