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Port Authority becomes Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Port Authority becomes Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Pittsburgh, PA The Port Authority of Allegheny County has officially changed its name to Pittsburgh Regional Transit. This name change, while purely cosmetic, is not meant to affect service in the Pittsburgh Area. It is purely meant to reflect that Port Authority or rather PRT is keeping up with the modern times. “Our new name…

Auburn Hills, MI to Quit Detroit SMART System

Auburn Hills, MI to Quit Detroit SMART System

Auburn Hills, MI – Despite massive public opposition, on February 21, 2022, Auburn Hills, Michigan City Council members gave the green light for a plan to opt out Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), making it the first Detroit suburb in over 15 years to do so. Virtual Transit Center reported Friday that the…

Detroit SMART May Lose Service In Auburn Hills, MI

Detroit SMART May Lose Service In Auburn Hills, MI

Auburn Hills, MI – Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) may be forced to discontinue service within the suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Auburn Hills City Council will vote at their meeting this Monday night on a resolution that will allow them to opt out of SMART. The city is asking voters to…

WMATA To Increase Rail Frequencies

WMATA To Increase Rail Frequencies

Washington, DC – Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority – or WMATA has announced that today, February 14th, the WMATA Metro Rail frequencies will be improved on the Blue, Silver, and Orange Lines. After having pulled the 7000 series cars from service, WMATA has been working hard to restore their “legacy” fleet of 2000, 3000, and…

NJ Transit Approved Purchase of Additional ML-III Cars
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NJ Transit Approved Purchase of Additional ML-III Cars

Newark, NJ – NJ Transit has approved the purchase of 25 additional Multilevel III cars. These are option order cars, tacked on to a 2018 order with Alstom, which was originally for 113 cars, Bringing a total of 138 cars. Interestingly, the original order was awarded to Bombardier Transportation in 2019, however NJ Transit announced…