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FTA sets FY2017 funding priorities
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
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…
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
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…
Bombardier awarded $36.8 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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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