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Rail News – APTA: Public transit ridership fell in third quarter. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/18/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends APTA: Public transit ridership fell in third quarter Some agencies attributed the decline to an increase in auto travel and continued low gas prices, according to APTA. Photo – Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin In the third quarter, U.S. transit ridership slipped…

Rail News – TransLink mulls late-night SkyTrain service. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/20/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends TransLink mulls late-night SkyTrain service The agency will study how other systems around the globe have managed the introduction of late-night service. Photo – TransLink TransLink plans to study the feasibility of providing late-night SkyTrain service on Fridays and Saturdays.The agency is studying…

Rail News – Transportation groups weigh in on tax-reform legislation passed by Congress. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/21/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends Transportation groups weigh in on tax-reform legislation passed by Congress Several rail-related trade associations endorsed the tax-reform legislation passed by Congress yesterday.Leaders of the Association of American Railroads (AAR), American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), American Association of Port Authorities and…

Rail News – Connecticut DOT unveils long-range transportation plan. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/21/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends Connecticut DOT unveils long-range transportation plan The Connecticut Department of Transportation has released its draft 2018 statewide long-range transportation plan.The plan, which is a federally mandated policy document, outlines strategies and actions for addressing transportation issues and needs in Connecticut. The plan's foundation…

Rail News – Connecticut Gov. Malloy announces grants to boost transit-oriented development. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/29/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends Connecticut Gov. Malloy announces grants to boost transit-oriented development Dannel Malloy Photo – portal.ct.gov Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy earlier this week announced that 11 projects in towns and cities across the state will receive $15 million to support transit-oriented development (TOD) projects.The funding…

Rail News – TransLink breaks annual ridership record. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/27/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends TransLink breaks annual ridership record Agency officials attributed the ridership growth to strong regional economic growth, higher fuel prices and increased transit services. Photo – TransLink TransLink's ridership in 2017 has surpassed 400 million boardings, marking the agency's highest ridership for a single…

Rail News – PANYNJ launches military recruitment effort. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 12/28/2017 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends PANYNJ launches military recruitment effort By 2020, the authority aims to have veterans comprise 5 percent of its workforce. Photo – PANYNJ's Twitter account The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) last week launched a new recruitment initiative aimed at…

Rail News – FTA: KC Streetcar may begin proposed extension project’s development. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Rail Industry Trends 1/8/2018 Rail News: Rail Industry Trends FTA: KC Streetcar may begin proposed extension project's development The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will develop refined capital and operating costs, as well as ridership estimates. Photo – Kansas City Streetcar Authority The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has authorized the Kansas City…