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2013-07-02 23:19:11

Fare accountability, improved ridership data and efficiency were the major themes on June 19, when gate latching began in the TAP universal payment system designed and integrated by Cubic Transportation Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Fare accountability, improved ridership data and efficiency were the major themes on June 19, when gate latching began in...

2011-05-12 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 12, 2008, a passenger train engineer employed by a unit of Veolia Transportation was texting on his cell phone, ran a red light and crashed into a freight train in Chatsworth, CA. The crash killed 25 people and seriously injured at least 135. More than 2 1/2 years later, Veolia created a fund for $200 million - the cap on rail accidents proscribed by U.S. federal law. A review by a retired judge estimated real lifetime damages for the...

2011-05-09 01:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Metrolink added 16 new trains to its system, providing more affordable transportation options as gas prices near record levels. Of the new trains, four are part of an express service pilot program that can save commuters up to an hour every day by limiting the number of stops. "Metrolink trains offer a convenient alternative to driving. Our new service expansion provides Southern Californians even more options to save time and money by...

2011-05-02 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As gas prices creep towards $5 a gallon, Metrolink is providing Southern California commuters with more affordable transportation options. On May 9, Metrolink will launch 16 new trains across Southern California, including: 4 express trains on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley lines that can save daily commuters up to 5 hours every week 10 additional trains on the Antelope Valley, San Bernardino and Ventura County lines Added connectivity to...

2011-03-22 07:49:00

WILMERDING, Pa., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has signed a $27 million contract with Parsons to provide equipment and services for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) at Metrolink, a commuter rail agency that serves Southern California. Parsons was awarded a contract in 2010 to manage and implement PTC across Metrolink's 512-mile system. Wabtec will provide its Vital Electronic Train Management System (V-ETMS®), including...

2011-03-16 03:03:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Republican Congressman Elton Gallegly (CA 42) and one of his 15 year old constituents, Mackenzie Souser, whose dad was killed in the September 2008 Chatsworth, CA train disaster are expected to testify Thursday that French Conglomerate Veolia, operator of LA's Metrolink commuter trains, long knew of, but did nothing to stop, the engineer texting while driving the trains. Recently Veolia Transportation, the French company employing the...

2010-12-14 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded a contract to provide detailed design and construction support services to MPact for the construction of extensions to the light rail Metrolink system in and around Manchester, United Kingdom. Officials did not disclose the contract value, however indicated that the total construction value is estimated at $590 million. The Greater Manchester's...

2010-11-26 00:01:48

Metrolink Introduces a Special Thanksgiving Weekend Day Pass for Only $8 Per Day - Only Through Wild at Work. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 Thanksgiving weekend travelers throughout Southern California can now get Metrolink train tickets for just $8 per day, only through Wild at Work. Beginning Thanksgiving Day, (Thursday, November 25) and continuing through the weekend, Metrolink riders can take advantage of a special Day Pass rate of just $8 if they purchase the tickets online...

2010-07-08 17:18:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Working in cooperation with regional transportation officials, the California High-Speed Rail Authority moved ahead with environmental work on a plan to share tracks with Metrolink and Amtrak trains between Los Angeles and Anaheim. While still in its early stages, the plan could allow high-speed rail to operate in the narrow and heavily trafficked corridor with a minimum of disruption to neighborhoods and property owners nearby, potentially saving...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.