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– Alerts – August 13.09

August 13, 2009
BART contract talks break down
San Francisco Chronicle
Management declared an impasse when the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 rejected management’s “last, best and final offer,” said BART spokesman Linton
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CTA, NJ Transit advance major rail and station projects
Progressive Rail Roading
The extension will include 5.3 miles of new rapid transit, four additional stations, park & ride and bus terminal facilities at each station,
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NJ Transit testing web departure screens
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
by AP New Jersey rail commuters may soon be able to check train times on internet-enabled cell phones. The agency will be testing it for the next two months
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Secaucus Junction departure boards to help test NJ Transit’s
Times Herald-Record
By Judy Rife NEWARK, NJ — NJ Transit will use the train departure boards at Secaucus Junction in a public beta test of a new service that displays the
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BART, union try to head off strike
San Francisco Chronicle
The negotiating session was the first since the 900 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, shot down a proposed contract offer by a margin of
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Don’t protest, participate
Baltimore Sun
His decision sets the stage for detailed planning that will determine specifics on how this 14-mile transit line interacts with city and county
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LIRR helps launch ‘Train to Game’ for football fans
Newsday
Friday, beginning with the Jets preseason opener, the Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit will kick off their “Train to the Game” venture,
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Transit: Tax gas
Diamondback Online
To the applause of mass transit advocates, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced his support for the light-rail option of the Purple Line on Aug. 4.
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CTA OKs 3 rail-line extensions
Chicago Tribune
By Jon Hilkevitch Tribune reporter Eugene Rogers has spent most of his life on Chicago’s Far South Side, an area Rogers calls a “public transit desert
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Amtrak routes now part of Google Transit
Albany Times Union
KINDERHOOK — American Bio Medica Corp., the Kinderhook-based drug test kit manufacturer, said its quarterly loss widened in the second quarter as sales
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