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Stephen G. Bland named Nashville MTA CEO
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority has appointed public transit veteran Stephen G. Bland as its new CEO, effective August 25, 2014.
Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., 1962-2014
Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., the former head of the Washington State Department of Transportation Rail Division and a highly respected national figure in passenger railroading, died July 7, 2014 at…
NJT sets FY 2015 capex, operating budgets
New Jersey Transit has implemented a $2.019 billion operating budget and a $1.203 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2014.
Los Angeles: For rail, and for real
Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options.
LACMTA taps J.L. Patterson for track project
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) said it has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) for finalizing the design of a…
For Keolis, Day One with MBTA regional rail
Keolis Commuter Services officially began operating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 14 regional passengers rail lines as midnight arrived Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014.
Illinois, UP mark projects new and old
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durban (D) joined Union Pacific President and COO Lance Fritz Friday, June 27, 2014, to announce a joint $90 million addition…
Metra dedicates rehabilitated Cicero Station
Chicagoland's Metra on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, joined local elected officials and to mark the completion of a $4.5 million renovati0on of Metra's Cicero Station on the BNSF Line.
JLP/STV on call for Metrolink
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a contract worth up to $10 million to a joint venture of J.L. Patterson & Associates Inc. and STV Inc. for…
Report: Global HSR trends could apply to California
According to a new Mineta Transportation Institute report, Modal Shift and High-Speed Rail: A Review of the Current Literature,“evidence from the high speed rail systems of Europe and Asia demonstrates…
Cubic launches consultancy subsidiary
Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Urban Insights Associates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic described as “a consulting and services practice aimed at helping the transportation industry achieve greater…
Keolis, unions reach agreement in Boston
Keolis Commuter Services has reached agreement with all 14 of the labor unions representing 1,800 employees for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail service, which Keolis begins operating…
GO Transit electrification likely a slow go
Plans to electrify the GO Transit regional rail network, previously pegged as a 10-year, C$1.8 billion endeavor, may prove problematic, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig has acknowledged.
Robert Coward joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Robert Coward has been named a Senior Supervising Engineer in the Lawrenceville, N.J., office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. He will provide construction management support for the New Jersey High-Speed Rail Improvement…
B&P tunnel study moves forward
With a goal of addressing a longstanding bottleneck along the Northeast Corridor, the Federal Railroad Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, and Amtrak are advancing an engineering and environmental study to…
FEIS issued for CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel reconstruction
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Washington, D.C. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) have released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed reconstruction of CSX’s Virginia Avenue…
BLET ratifies Metra contract
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen has ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with Chicagoland’s Metra, affecting approximately 200 locomotive engineers, who operate trains in more than 100…
SEPTA braces for regional rail strike
SEPTA management appears willing to endure a strike to its regional rail system, possibly beginning this Saturday, June 14, 2014, rather than delay such action until winter, when weather is…
Study: Rail transit and business startups
A new research report from the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, “Transit Access and the Agglomeration of New Firms: A Case Study of Portland and Dallas,” examines why new businesses…
Canada goes the distance(s)
AMT, GO Transit, West Coast Express, and VIA Rail Canada anchor the nation’s passenger rail network. Each faces fiscal challenges.
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