Commuter / Regional

image
Heat, humidity and Hillary as SEPTA loses 120 rail cars Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) discovered on July 1 a defect with its Silverliner V Regional Rail cars and took these cars out of service for the immediate (summer) future.

davis-appointed-contracts-manager-with-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff
Ryan Davis has been appointed a contracts manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Davis, who is based in the firm’s Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure office, provides contract management support for the Purple Line Extension project in Los Angeles, coordinating with...
usdot-constructs-build-america-bureau
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance and encouraging innovative best practices...
first-transit-signs-its-first-rail-contract-in-north-america-with-dcta
First Transit announced on July 20th that it signed its first rail contract in North America to provide operations and maintenance services for the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train commuter rail line in Texas. First Transit is a division...
sound-transit-starts-sell-to-the-public-price-tag-9
On July 8, 2016, Sound Transit released an updated and more precise calculation of the taxes residents would pay if the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure is approved in November. In its June 20, 2016 letter, the ST3 Expert Review Panel...
ontario-expansion-update
Ontario, Canada, is undergoing unprecedented growth in all forms of passenger rail. GO Transit is undertaking long-term expansion plans, and in Ottawa, the city’s first LRT is under construction. GO Transit regional/commuter rail service will be extended east of Hamilton to...

ontario-expansion-update
Ontario, Canada, is undergoing unprecedented growth in all forms of passenger rail. GO Transit is undertaking long-term expansion plans, and in Ottawa, the city’s first LRT is under construction. GO Transit regional/commuter rail service will be extended east of Hamilton to...
caltrain-awards-electrification-emu-contracts
Caltrain’s Board of Directors on July 7, 2016 approved $1.25 billion in contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. and Stadler U.S. Inc. to begin work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). Balfour Beatty Infrastructure won the design-build contract for the...
canada-and-quebec-say-oui-to-transit-infrastructure
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard have confirmed the ratification of the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This agreement, with funding provided by the Canadian...
virginia-rail-projects-into-the-fastlane
Virginia’s planned Atlantic Gateway Project has been selected for a $165 million federal FASTLANE (Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies) grant. Combined resources for the project, including the federal grant, private investment and other...
masabi-launches-mobile-ticketing-with-new-york’s-mta
Masabi announced on July 6th that its mobile ticketing technology is now live with New York’s MTA. Using Masabi’s JustRide mobile ticketing platform, riders on Metro North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road will be able to purchase tickets and...