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Transit agencies use 'Pokemon GO' to encourage ridership

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and other transit agencies are using the “Pokemon GO” game to encourage public transit ridership.

Several of Metro’s rail stations serve as “gyms,” where players of the game can train and battle Pokemon, the agency announced this week. 144 more words

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Blumenthal Slams Idea Of Amtrak Bypass Through Old Lyme

Describing the idea as “half-baked” and “harebrained,” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal this week made clear that he is opposed to rerouting Amtrak’s coastal Connecticut tracks through Old Lyme. 460 more words

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Former TTC chair Giambrone named director of NYC streetcar project

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired Adam Giambrone to serve as director of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar project.

In the role, he’ll oversee the project while focusing on aspects such as system planning, technical analysis and community outreach, city spokesman Austin Finan said in an email.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired Adam Giambrone to serve as director of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar project. 269 more words

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Brightline rail service may extend to Jacksonville

The company that is preparing to launch passenger rail service next year between Miami and Orlando via Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach eventually may extend the service to Jacksonville. 162 more words

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Weekend changes for Metro-North riders

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (WTNH)– Heads up to Metro-North riders, there will be change coming to the weekends.

Buses will replace trains between New Canaan and Stamford this weekend while improvements are made to the tracks. 87 more words

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