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For MBTA and Amtrak, FAST Act a fast track to federal court The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is suing Amtrak in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts after the two companies failed to reach agreement on new, vastly increased access fees for MBTA commuter trains operating between Attleboro, Mass., at the Rhode Island border, and Providence, R.I., on the Northeast Corridor.

congressman-goodlatte-tours-prs-locomotive-and-rail-car-services-facility
On Feb. 5, 2016, U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member—Progress Rail Services (PRS)—for a tour of its locomotive and rail car services facility in Roanoke, Va. Attendees included Marise Stewart, Director of...
former-sfmta-and-vta-ceo-to-lead-caltrain-modernization-program
At the Caltrain Board meeting on Feb. 4, 2016, Executive Director Jim Hartnett announced that Michael Burns, who retired as the Chief Executive Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in 2014, will take the reins of the Caltrain...
bombardier-awarded-8-million-contract-to-overhaul-marc-iii-cars
In an effort to improve safety, increase reliability and provide passengers with a more comfortable ride, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a $36.8 million contract to Bombardier Transportation to overhaul 63 MARC III bi-level...
rtr-technologies-names-new-vp-of-sales
As RTR Technologies’ new Vice President of Sales, Kevin Clyne is the go-to expert for mass transit and freight rail industries, as they get more aggressive in seeking technology to prevent cold-weather train service shutdowns. In fact, there’s hardly a...
metra-seeks-firm-to-manufacture-up-to-367-new-railcars
Metra on Feb. 2, 2016 issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the design and production of 367 new railcars as part of the agency’s 10-year, $2.4 billion modernization plan. The plan, adopted by the Metra Board of Directors in fall...

metra-seeks-firm-to-manufacture-up-to-367-new-railcars
Metra on Feb. 2, 2016 issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the design and production of 367 new railcars as part of the agency’s 10-year, $2.4 billion modernization plan. The plan, adopted by the Metra Board of Directors in fall...
for-mbta-and-amtrak-fast-act-a-fast-track-to-federal-court
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is suing Amtrak in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts after the two companies failed to reach agreement on new, vastly increased access fees for MBTA commuter trains operating between Attleboro, Mass., at...
septa-turns-to-sustainable-traction-power
Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., has awarded ABB Canada’s power and automation technology division a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven ENVILINETM Energy Storage Systems (ESS) wayside energy management systems with lithium-ion battery storage technology from Saft America,...
mta-approves-final-contract-for-east-side-access-project
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board on Jan. 27, 2016 approved the final major contract for the East Side Access project, which will build and finish four platforms and eight tracks for the new Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal...
changes-at-the-top-for-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on Jan. 21, 2016 announced four senior management appointments in its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure sector. Bernie McNeilly has been named Chief Operating Officer; Jerry Jannetti assumes McNeilly’s previous position as Northeast Regional Business Manager. David Earley...