Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:23

PANYNJ Board approves record-size capex plan

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a $32.3 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Feb. 16.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 13:41

WMATA FTA funds await SSOP

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold 5% of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is in place.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 23:42

AAR sets industry 2017 capex at $22 billion

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said Feb. 1 that U.S. freight railroads will invest an estimated $22 billion in 2017 capital programs.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 23:36

Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.

Friday, 20 January 2017 13:56

Changes at the top for R.J. Corman

R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective immediately. Both will continue to report to R.J. Corman Railroad Group President and CEO Ed Quinn.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $223.3 million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the New York City Transit Queens Boulevard Line (QBL) signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously injured two others.

Monday, 28 November 2016 15:12

Montréal REM project expanding

The number of stations and their associated costs have grown for a proposed 41-mile light rail system in Montréal, Québec.

Public transportation across the United States came out a winner of the Nov. 8 election as 33 of the 48 local and statewide public transit measures up for a vote were approved; a passage rate of 69%, based on unofficial results.

Shareholders of Providence and Worcester Railroad Company (P&W) voted to approve the proposed acquisition of PWRR by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI).

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