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Fuel cells power Alstom’s Coradia iLINT
Fuel cells—a technology originally developed for NASA’s Gemini and Apollo space programs in the 1960s—are powering an Alstom main line passenger trainset.
Rumo obtains $US 1.1bn loan from BNDES
Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has agreed to lend Reais 3.5bn ($US 1.1 billion) to rail and port operator Rumo Logistics in order to fund part…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints Galloway VP
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named long-time Amtrak executive Drew Galloway as Vice President, Transit and Rail Planning Director. He will be based in the firm’s Newark, N.J. office.
Sao Paulo Line 9 expansion delayed
The 4.5-kilometer (2.8-mile) extension of São Paulo’s suburban Line 9, which will connect the district of Grajaú to the Varginha tunnel, has been further delayed until 2018 after Sao Paulo…
MBTA cashes in with Brink's
The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a two-year, $7.7 million contract to Brink's Incorporated to perform cash collection operations that had previously been handled internally by the MBTA.
NJT wreck: NTSB now has “usable data”
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday, Oct. 6 that it obtained “usable data” from the event recorder and forward-facing video camera in the control (cab) car of New…
My gas tax is going up—finally!
Only one day after the tragic wreck of a New Jersey Transit commuter train at Hoboken Terminal came some positive news about transportation in the state, specifically, how it’s funded.…
OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link pilots Grade Crossing Technology
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund reauthorized
New Jersey officials reauthorized the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.
Event recorder, camera recovered from NJT Hoboken wreck
The NTSB has recovered the event recorder and Railhead Corp. video recorder from the control cab of the lead car of New Jersey Transit Pascack Valley Line train no. 1614,…
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