Commuter Regional

Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 awarded a $343 million contract to Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors for construction of the region's first electrified regional/commuter passenger…
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone…
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens Rail Automation and Bombardier Transportation Rail Control Solutions to install Positive Train Control (PTC) on…
SYSTRA USA has named Susannah Kerr Adler, AIA, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.
The European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to reinforce ties between the European and American rail sectors.”
Parsons Transportation Group was the lead designer for the Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner South commuter rail project, which the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) selected for its 2013…
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, awarded a $343 million contract to an engineering consortium led by Graham Contracting Ltd. for design and construction of RTD's…
Ottawa officials plan to meet with their counterparts of the Ottawa International Airport Authority to ponder an airport-rail link for the Canadian national capital.
MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark on Oct. 30, 2013 marked the renovation of Queens Village Station, located within the…
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s first new HSP-46 regional/commuter rail locomotive has arrived at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo., to undergo testing before it is delivered to Boston and operator MBCR…
Six months of labor negotiations between BART employees and management failed to yield enough agreement to avoid a strike, with BART workers walking off the job Friday, Oct. 18, 2013,…
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
The New York State Court of Appeals turned down an appeal Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 to overturn a payroll tax that helps fund the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Metrolinx on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, affirmed its intent to advance two light rail transit extension projects in Toronto, notwithstanding the decision earlier this week to advance subway construction for…
Big cities can tout big projects. San Francisco keeps expanding its rail reach and effectiveness in big-city fashion out of proportion to its actual size.
Caltrain said late Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, it had activated its real-time departure system, available in three locations on its website.
Amtrak, seeking redevelopment plans for 30th Street Station, Philadelphia, has asked for proposals submitted no later than Nov. 18, 2013.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) noted Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have jointly published proposed policy guidance and…
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a US$63 million contract with Canada's Metrolinx to build 10 new, low-emission locomotives.
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