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August 16, 2017

Will a majority of Americans give up automobiles and rely on public transportation in the not-too-distant future?  Maybe not, but dependence on public transportation is definitely on the increase. Two things are happening as a result of this.

January 10, 2016

Chicago's Transit Authority will receive nearly $1.1 billion in federal grant funding to help pay for upgrades meant to expand rail capacity on the north side of the city, officials said Monday. The money will go toward work planned on the city's Red and Purple Lines.

November 28, 2016

The proposed regulations could lead to the proliferation of high-speed trains in the United States.

November 07, 2016

Federal and state authorities are making progress in cutting through the regulatory thicket. An all-star cast of political officials turned out on Oct. 14 in New York City to mark what might seem a minor turn of the bureaucratic gears: the listing of Amtrak's big trans-Hudson tunneling project... read more

July 21, 2016

To update their systems, Brazil is turning to the private sector for procurement.

July 19, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $27 billion transformation of New York City's mass transit system Monday morning at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. "It's the recreation of the MTA," Cuomo told reporters and others at the press conference.

Francis Aquino, whose company makes an app for meditation, has a most un-Zen commute: an eight-mile drive to Santa Monica that can take an hour and fifteen minutes each way in bumper-to-bumper Los Angeles traffic. The 38-year-old office manager for Headspace Inc.

March 21, 2016

On Wednesday, San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) experienced an electrical issue that took out a portion of track, forcing the agency to use a fleet of loaned buses to transport passengers and causing massive delays.

January 28, 2016

Learn about DOT's Smart City Challenge, where the winning city can secure up to $40 million in funding to connect transportation assets into an interactive network.

January 27, 2016

(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) Transit agencies have known for some time that capturing the energy generated when trains slow down, a process known as "regenerative braking," can save money and reduce the need for purchased electricity, and systems all over the world have explored ways to use that... read more

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