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WSDOT’s Hammond moves to the private sector
Paula Hammond, former Secretary of Transportation for the State of Washington, has been named Senior Vice President and National Transportation Market Leader at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Changing of the guard at MBCR
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad General Manager Hugh J. Kiley, Jr., is retiring from MBCR after serving for three years. Veteran railroad official Bonnie Murphy will succeed him.
LIRR, NYCT boost service for All-Star Game
Two Metropolitan Transportation Authority properties, the Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit, are offering more train service to and from Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., as…
Dueling rail proposals for LA/Ontario Airport
The San Bernardino Associated Governments has awarded a $600,000 contract to HDR Engineering to evaluate rail service to Los Angeles Ontario International Airport, located east of LA in Ontario, Calif.
Metro-North West Haven Station to open Aug. 18
The parking scramble officially begins this week for access to the new West Haven Station on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, in anticipation of the station's opening for service on…
Deal frees Metrolink Perris Valley Line
A Riverside County, Calif.-based environmental group has dropped its lawsuit against a proposed 24-mile Metrolink rail extension, the Perris Valley Line, citing concessions being offered that are amenable to its…
Stamford, Conn., station area plan unveiled
Stamford, Conn., interests unveiled a transit-oriented development (TOD) plan Thursday, July 11, 2013, designed in part to better tap passenger flows generated by the city's train station, served by both…
GO Transit riders rescued from flooded train
Sudden violent rains Monday, July 8, 2013, caused flooding on GO Transit tracks adjacent to the Don River in the Greater Toronto Area, stranding more than 1,000 riders for several…
Bombardier touts Supplier Sustainability Awards
Bombardier Transportation said Tueday, July 9, 2013 it has presented this year's Supplier Sustainability Awards to suppliers Infineon Technologies AG and Willowglen Systems Inc.
Transit vehicle design: Comfortable, profitable
Until recently, the goal of most public transit advocates, pushing suppliers and agencies alike, was to simply get vehicles, preferably (but not even always) with adequate seating capacity. Sure, some…
Ira Hooper, 1919-2013
Ira Hooper, P.E., a former vice president and chief structural engineer of STV, died on Thursday, June 20. He was 93.
Foxx confirmed as new DOT Secretary
The Senate unanimously confirmed former Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation Thursday, June 27, 2013, succeeding Ray LaHood.
Court rules MTA payroll tax should stand
A New York Appellate Court Wednesday, June 26, 2013 overturned an earlier ruling that a Payroll Mobility Tax funding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was unconstitutional, in effect assuring that MTA…
MBTA bumps locomotive order to 40 units
MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corp., has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The…
STB urged to halt Princeton Dinky truncation
Two advocacy groups on Monday, June 24, 2013 filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board to block New Jersey Transit Corp. and Princeton University from hacking away at NJT's…
RSI sets new Passenger Rail Committee
The Railway Supply Institute said Friday, June 21 it is forming a Passenger Rail Committee, intended to "support, connect, and advocate for railway suppliers who provide equipment and services to…
Prendergast confirmed as MTA chairman
The New York State Senate confirmed Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority late Thursday, June 20, 2013.
SEPTA affirms closure of Bridgeport Viaduct
SEPTA officially announced Wednesday, June 19, that it will close its Bridgeport Viaduct, a bridge spanning the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania used by SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line, beginning July…
Secaucus Loop idea revived, tied to Gateway Tunnel
Eight New York State legislators are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to pursue an elusive "one-seat ride" to New York-Penn Station for Rockland and Orange county residents, tying it to…
NTSB to Metro-North: Add track safety measures
The National Transportation Safety Board is urging Metro-North Railroad to provide more protection to track workers who depend on dispatchers for signal inspection, following the death of track worker May…
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