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New York MTA announces NYCT ridership surpasses two million as New York City begins Phase 2 reopenin 0 marmar Jun 24 Jun 24 2 196
After repeated safety incidents, DC Metro replaces its rail operations control director 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 24 Jun 24 1 163
Will transit systems convince you it's safe to ride? The answer is in this European city 1 marmar Jun 20 Jun 20 4 383
Metra says coronavirus will cost it $605 million in lost revenues through 2021 0 marmar Jun 19 Jun 19 0 191
Why Car-Free Streets May Be Here to Stay 2 marmar Jun 18 Jun 18 4 370
Inside A Wall Street Tycoon's Plan To Get Americans Off The Highway -- And On His Trains 2 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 17 Jun 17 2 398
Amtrak is ending daily service to hundreds of stations. Blame the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak says. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 17 Jun 17 8 329
New York MTA moves forward with ultraviolet pilot for disinfecting full trains 1 marmar Jun 16 Jun 16 2 249
King County Metro will cut bus service 15% due to coronavirus-sparked recession this fall 0 marmar Jun 13 Jun 13 0 199
VRE extends Keolis contract for five years 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 11 Jun 11 0 187
San Francisco: Central Subway projected to open for service by end of 2021 0 marmar Jun 10 Jun 10 4 215
Canada includes transit in provincial restart funds 0 marmar Jun 8 Jun 8 2 252
In crisis, Amtrak focuses on testing and training for new trains to debut in 2021 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 7 Jun 7 6 435
San Antonio mayor shelves plan for November transit ballot initiative 0 marmar Jun 4 Jun 4 2 279
House Democrats unveil $500 billion transportation package with focus on buses, rail and the environ 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 4 Jun 4 2 199
Entire NYCT R179 fleet pulled from service again 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 3 Jun 3 1 444
Metra Cancels ALL Service for Tuesday 6/2/2020 1 mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2 Jun 2 2 398
N.J. commuting will change forever as state slowly reopens. Here's what to expect. 0 marmar Jun 2 Jun 2 5 358
MA: The 'new normal' on MBTA buses, trains redefines what is considered 'crowded" 0 marmar May 31 May 31 2 313
New Orleans RTA to bring all transit operations in-house 0 marmar May 31 May 31 3 261
San Francisco's data-driven transportation recovery 0 marmar May 28 May 28 1 251
Amtrak is seeking another $1.5 billion from the federal government to stay on track 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 27 May 27 3 257
L.A. Metro's tunneling machines reach future Wilshire/Fairfax Stn as part of Purple Ln Extension 0 marmar May 27 May 27 8 348
Amtrak preparing to cut up to 20 percent of staff 1 left-of-center2012 May 26 May 26 5 358
Denver RTD survey reveals public cautious about using public transit 1 marmar May 26 May 26 0 229
A new report strengthens the case for MARC "run-through" service to Virginia 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 22 May 22 1 229
Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Individuals to Key Administration Posts; May 18, 2020 2 mahatmakanejeeves May 18 May 19 1 325
Engineer in fatal Amtrak derailment is once again facing criminal charges 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 15 May 15 1 542
New York City breaks record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 14 May 14 8 302
Amtrak to require passengers wear masks starting Monday 3 left-of-center2012 May 8 May 8 3 537
On this day, May 6, 1994, the Channel Tunnel opened. 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 6 May 6 1 460
Happy 49th birthday, Amtrak. 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 1 May 1 3 420
Biggest Hurdle to Bringing People Back to the Office Might Be the Commute 5 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 29 Apr 29 2 742
Amtrak replaces Milwaukee-Chicago trains with buses 0 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 23 Apr 23 1 479
Funding Opportunity: Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements 0 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 20 Apr 20 1 337
To Fight a Fast-Moving Pandemic, Get a Faster Hospital 5 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 Apr 2020 8 1333
In need of $1 billion, Amtrak cuts management pay as it faces 'unprecedented' ridership loss 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 696
Amtrak's high-speed Acela service has been suspended 2 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 1 330
Amtrak suspends Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian train lines due to COVID-19; now through April 5 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 4 288
San Francisco's Muni Metro, light rail service to shut down amid pandemic 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 0 404
DC: Metro to close additional 17 stations and selected entrances amid low-ridership 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 2 323
Megabus has cancelled all trips for the next 30 days. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 0 451
In a week, the coronavirus razed U.S. transit and rail systems 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 3 467
Amtrak slashes service, suspends some cafe cars 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 2 483
2017: Leon Westmoreland named to Amtrak board. 2020: New development 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2020 Mar 2020 2 549
Amtrak is making 'saver' tickets nonrefundable, embracing airlines-like fare policy 0 mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2020 Feb 2020 2 454
Are Americans Ready to Love Trains Again? 16 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 11 1119
Texas Central unveils first look at interior layout of Texas High-Speed Train 0 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 1 569
Combatting distracted communities to boost rail safety 0 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 1 449
Trump budget proposal slashes Amtrak funding while boosting highway spending 9 Eugene Feb 2020 Feb 2020 2 597
Metromover beats monorail for riders to Miami Beach, but costs more. Worth it? 0 marmar Feb 2020 Feb 2020 0 596
Mississippi cities to Mobile: Commit to Amtrak's Gulf Coast return 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 Jan 2020 2 471
NYC subway chief Andy Byford resigns after 2 years 0 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 Jan 2020 2 538
Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride 5 mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2020 Jan 2020 5 1228
This Is Why Your Holiday Travel Is Awful 4 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Jan 2020 3 1436
Virginia to build Long Bridge and acquire CSX right of way to expand passenger train service 3 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 6 932
DC Metro And Its Largest Union Reach 4-Year Agreement That Could Phase Out Privatization 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 0 603
Is MARC's newest plan to improve service a step backwards? 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 0 551
Take a ride on the subway with this very cool interactive map of New York City's system. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Dec 2019 Dec 2019 8 615
Virginia plans to expand the Long Bridge connection with another crossing 1 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 1 589
New Arizona Development Bans Residents From Bringing Cars 5 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 4 1526
DC: New toll roads intended to expand car pools, maybe rail 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 0 404
It's all about highways for the Trump Administration's DOT 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 0 656
On October 29, 1983, a GG1 locomotive ran for the last time. 4 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Nov 2019 1 936
Amtrak, Seeking to Break Even, Sees Some Light at the End of the Tunnel 0 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 3 578
Amtrak aspires to a 2-hour D.C.-N.Y. trip, but it's going to take a lot more than faster trains 1 mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2019 Nov 2019 0 631
At least 73 dead in massive train fire in eastern Pakistan 1 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Oct 2019 1 545
Commenced operation on October 27, 1904: the New York City subway system 0 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Oct 2019 1 487
"One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat." -- Penn Station, NYC, 1910 - 1963 1 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Oct 2019 3 748
MARC's commuter train connecting West Virginia to DC may drop to only one round trip per day 0 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Oct 2019 0 553
A "Two Amtrak" Concept 6 mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2019 Oct 2019 3 897
Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable 2 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 Sep 2019 2 995
This video explains why public transit in America is so bad 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 Sep 2019 0 706
Fearing 'Spy Trains,' Congress May Ban a Chinese Maker of Subway Cars 2 Eugene Sep 2019 Sep 2019 1 739
The end of the Amtrak dining car 0 left-of-center2012 Sep 2019 Sep 2019 1 570
LIRR debuts M-9s 1 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 Sep 2019 3 731
Virginia won't let anything derail its growing Amtrak service 1 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 Sep 2019 1 747
Virginia: Bus route for Danville to D.C., with a stop in Lynchburg, in the works 0 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 Sep 2019 0 542
Federal transit agency approves Honolulu rapid rail plan 0 Eugene Sep 2019 Sep 2019 0 580
See inside Amtrak's luxurious new train cars, the closest thing to European rail the US has yet seen 7 mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 Sep 2019 2 985
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