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Demand for public transportation increases in 2012, rail ridership ticks upward

The demand for public transportation rose last year as Americans took 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, and 154 million more trips than the previous year, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Light rail, heavy …

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Rail advocates have vision of multi-modal transportation network across Southwest

By Tim Blackwell/Cowcatcher Magazine DALLAS – On a day that another Metroplex toll road got the green light, rail advocates from as far away as London said that the future expansion of passenger rail in Texas and the Southwest can’t be achieved by a go-it-alone …

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WGH on Tour to recognize one millionth attendee with prizes this weekend in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour attendance will hit 1,000,000 under The Arch. As expected, attendance at last weekend’s stop in Fort Worth fell short of the 31,000 needed to set the mark for the seven-year-old show, which visits a handful of U.S. …

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ODOT signs agreement to receive Tiger III funding

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation formally signed an agreement to receive $6.75 million from the Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) III program to rehabilitate 49 miles of state-owned rail line between Elk City and Sayre, OK, in the Anadarko Basin, according to U.S. Transportation …

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IDOT gets funding for high-speed rail

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today awarded more than $186 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a high-speed rail project. The project will extend construction of the corridor north to Joliet, allowing for 110-mph service along nearly 70 percent of the route. …

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