Commuter Regional

Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) trumpeted the arrival of its first electric multiple-unit (EMU) consist of four cars onto RTD terriotry late Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. RTD on Friday subsequently…
Seattle's Sound Transit governing board on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 voted to seek new revenue sources for continued expansion of its rail, light rail, and bus system serving three urban…
Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road won approval from a committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 to award contracts totaling…
The first electric multiple-unit coaches ordered by the Denver Regional Transportation District, for its electric regional commuter rail system, have departed the Hyundai-Rotem plant in South Philadelphia for Denver.
Throughout its three decades of existence, Chicagoland’s Metra regional rail service has resisted the widespread adaptation of “fixed-seat” consists by other North American transit agencies, arguing that its customers prefer…
Nov. 4, 2014 (U.S. national election day) was bad news for some important transit ballot measures, but in Austin, Tex., voters' rejection of a seriously flawed "urban rail" (light rail)…
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board on Nov. 11, 2014 received updated information about a higher projected cost and extended timeframe for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), which includes…
Metrolinx, Toronto’s regional public transportation provider, has selected mobile transit ticketing supplier Bytemark to develop a mobile ticketing system for Union Pearson Express, the soon-to-open regional rail link connecting Toronto…
The Federal Highway Administration has approved a preferred construction alternative for CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, enabling CSX to complete the tunnel’s design and initiate the construction permitting process.
Let’s continue with my comments from Part 1 and Part 2 on the Oct. 28, 2014 National Transportation Safety Board press conference regarding NTSB’s determination of the causes of five…
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