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Nearly 70% of transit measures pass on Election Day
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…
APTA: Trump-up public infrastructure investment
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) issued this statement on November 9 to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence:
MBTA launches new anti-sexual harassment campaign
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), as part of a coalition of organizations, launched a new information campaign to enhance passenger safety and encourage the public to report incidents of…
Brown joins WSP | PB in safety role
Long-time transportation system safety engineer Louis J. Brown has been named a senior engineering manager in the Washington, D.C. office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, serving as a principal safety…
Trains, transit—and Uber
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has embarked on a three-month pilot program with technology provider TransLoc to integrate the state’s Amtrak train stations with public transit and Uber through…
Timing of Philly transit strike questioned
As of 12:01 a.m. Nov. 1, one week before Election Day, when thousands of Philadelphia inner-city residents would be using the city’s transit system to get to the polls, 4,738…
NJT completes PTC radio spectrum acquisition; sets ops, capex budgets
New Jersey Transit has executed a lease agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the last component of radio spectrum needed for its Positive Train Control (PTC) system,…
Cubic wins Northern station gate contract
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) announced October 24 it was awarded a contract from Northern, the U.K.’s largest train operator outside London, to supply electronic gates at its stations.
On the air with Ernie Anastos
Ernie Anastos, anchor of the 6:00 news on WNYW-TV Fox 5 New York, is one of the best broadcast journalists I’ve come across in numerous television appearances during my nearly…
F40PH-3s riding Metra rails
The first of 41 Metra F40PH locomotives rebuilt under a $91 million remanufacturing contract has returned to service. Now designated as F40PH-3s, these units, features the railroad’s new paint scheme…
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