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DART expands on-demand options in northern Texas

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image DART light-rail riders can use the GoPass mobile app to book a shared ride through UberPool.Photo – Uber

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) last week announced it has expanded its partnership with Uber in northern Texas.

DART light-rail riders can now use the agency’s GoPass mobile application to book a shared ride through Uber’s UberPool function at designated zones, agency officials said in a press release. 

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PANYNJ opens new transit-rail lobby at World Trade Center

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image The World Trade Center Transportation Hub.Photo – Julie Sneider

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and Silverstein Properties last week announced that the 3 World Trade Center (WTC) transit lobby has been opened.

The lobby will provide employees in the 3 WTC with access to and from the Port Authority-Trans Hudson (PATH) railroad or New York City subways. The lobby is located at the southwest corner of the mezzanine level of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, near the current transit lobby entrance for 4 WTC, PANYNJ officials said in a press release.

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Metrolink hosts national rail safety conference

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image National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy (pictured) was the keynote speaker of the Metrolink Rail Safety Summit.Photo – Metrolink

Metrolink last week welcomed safety and security leaders to its Rail Safety Summit to address topics such as crossing safety, quiet zone implementation and positive train control.

The summit — held in September to coincide with Rail Safety Month — also addressed how mental health and homelessness effect rail safety.

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KC Streetcar extension project nears engineering phase

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image The Kansas City Streetcar Authority completed 30 percent of the overall design for its proposed Main Street streetcar extension.Photo – HDR

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) has made a formal request to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to move the city's proposed Main Street streetcar extension project to the engineering phase, per the Federal Capital Improvements Grant (CIG) New Starts Program. 

KCSA, in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the city of Kansas City, Missouri, recently completed 30 percent of the project’s overall design, including track alignment, system and facility design, KCSA officials said in a press release.

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TSA appoints Farmer, Hanson to lead security advisory committee

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image The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently named Thomas Farmer chairperson of its Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee and Polly Hanson, vice chairperson.Farmer is assistant vice president for security at the Association of American Railroads. Hanson is director of security, risk and emergency management at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).The advisory committee advises TSA officials on surface transportation security issues, such as policy development, refinement and implementation, as well programs, initiatives, rulemakings and other surface transportation security directives, APTA reported today in Passenger Transport.TSA Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia F.S. Cogswell cited Farmer and Hanson for their expertise and experience as leaders from the surface transportation field, APTA officials said.

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