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RideCo Celebrates L.A. Metro’s Launch of a Metro Micro Zone in Northwest San Fernando Valley

RideCo’s on-demand transit service now serves seven service zones in L.A. County LOS ANGELES – RideCo Inc., an industry leader in on-demand transit technology and solutions, celebrates the upcoming launch of another microtransit zone in the Northwest San Fernando Valley. The launch of this zone brings the total to seven service zones under Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro…

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Phoenix City Council Approves Public Transit Resources for the Most Vulnerable

  The Phoenix city council voted unanimously today to approve $1 million to help residents in need with the cost of riding public transit. The city will use federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to purchase more than 31,000 monthly transit passes.  The move significantly increases the number of reduced-fare passes for those passengers in need experiencing financial or…

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Valley Metro’s Labor Day transit service

Phoenix, AZ — In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6, buses and light rail will be operating on a Sunday schedule. There will be no Express or RAPID bus service. Customer Service will be closed. Riders can use our new Valley Metro app for trip planning and tracking vehicles in real time. Our trip planner and schedules are also available for assistance. As a…

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AMTRAK IS HONORED YOU TRUST THEM ON YOUR JOURNEY

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WASHINGTON – Amtrak has upgraded its technology, fleet, stations and processes to make travel as seamless and safe as possible, which includes requiring all of our employees to be vaccinated. We have made upgrades to the Amtrak app, where customers can book, get boarding information, and check train status from a mobile device and receive real-time information before boarding. We’ve…

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AMTRAK DEBUTS UPGRADED MENU OPTIONS IN ACELA FIRST CLASS

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WASHINGTON – Customers riding in First-class onboard Amtrak Acela trains traveling on the Northeast Corridor can now enjoy a refreshed food and beverage menu along with a top-quality dining experience, featuring a return to traditional and sustainable serviceware. “Amtrak continues to make customer-focused improvements, including reimagining our onboard Acela dining options in First-class with creative new options that travelers will enjoy,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President…

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Student artwork decorates South Central Extension corridor

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Phoenix, AZ – Cities become more vibrant and inviting when public art is on display and the South Central community is no different. As construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project continues, Valley Metro is finding ways to enhance the area through art. Students from three different schools in south Phoenix created several pieces of art to be displayed…

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tours South Central Extension

On Thursday July 15, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Phoenix to discuss the importance of infrastructure investment. He was joined by several local and federal elected officials: U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton; Mayors Kate Gallego (Phoenix), John Giles (Mesa) and Corey Woods (Tempe); Valley Metro RPTA and Rail Board Chair Councilmember Francisco Heredia (Mesa) and Councilmember Jamie…

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AMTRAK AND VERMONT AGENCY OF TRANSPORTATION CELEBRATE RESTORATION OF VERMONT TRAINS

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New safety and health measures are in place for customers Barre, VT. – To celebrate Amtrak and Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTRANS) previous announcement of the restoration of its Vermont train service, customers can take advantage of $1 fares are being offered for travel within Vermont on its first day of service, Monday, July 19 when using the promo code V102 or via Amtrak.com/Vermont. Celebratory…

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NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IS AN ECONOMIC ENGINE

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New report says NEC moves a workforce that contributes $50 billion annually to national economy WASHINGTON – A new report details how the Northeast Corridor (NEC), carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset, an economic engine for the U.S. and contributes about $50 billion a year to the national economy. The report, The Northeast Corridor and…

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AMTRAK TO TRANSFORM RAIL TRAVEL WITH $7.3 BILLION INVESTMENT IN STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

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Railroad to contract with Siemens Mobility as new equipment vendor WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc.to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast rail services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet will offer modern…

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