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MTA forms rail safety panel
New York's Metropolitan Transporation Authority has appointed six people to a Blue Ribbon Panel to study the causes of rail accidents and incidents, including the major derailment last May on…
Ruddell to step down from The T
Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) President and Executive Director Dick Ruddell has announced his retirement at day's end Oct. 4, 2013. Ruddell made the announcement Monday, Sept. 16, during…
MTA taps Kawasaki for M-9 railcar order
Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. has been awarded a $1.8 billion contract by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to supply an initial order of 92 M-9 married-pair electric multiple-unit (EMU) cars…
Imagine a multimodal Northeast Corridor
Creative vision in Washington, D.C., is not quite an oxymoron, but seemingly only extraordinary external events cause it to materialize.
Texas transit trio sets GoPass mobile app
Starting Sept. 16, 2012, public transit riders in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex can use their smartphones "to buy, store and activate passes for DART, The T and DCTA," the three…
SYSTRA ramps up technical expertise
SYSTRA announced on Sept. 3 that it has “recently strengthened its team by bringing on new technical experts across a variety of rail engineering and operations analysis disciplines.”
RTA Board OKs Chicagoland strategic plan
Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.
MARC Penn Line to add weekend service
Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.
SEPTA to add West Trenton Line capacity
A $10 million TIGER grant will allow SEPTA to add six miles of track capacity to its West Trenton Line, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch affirmed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
Veolia gets Tri-Rail contract extension
The Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority unanimously voted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to award Veolia Transportation the three remaining option years for the company's Tri-Rail contract. The…
LIRR receives narrowband locomotive radios
Ritron, Inc. has delivered 59 of its U.S.-designed and –built RCCR-151 narrowband analog locomotive radios to the Long Island Rail Road. The contract, which includes radios and accessories, is worth…
NCTD revamps website for Coaster, SPRINTER
North County Transit District in San Diego County, Calif., said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, it will introduce a revamped website Friday, Aug. 30.
New Jersey, feds eye microgrid for NJ Transit
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Secretary of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced plans for "NJ TransitGrid" Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, to make passenger rail infrastructure in the Garden…
Parsons names western sector railroad construction head
Parsons has named W. Scott Harral, P.E., CCM, as its western sector railroad construction manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the construction of rail and transit systems projects in…
LIRR eyes weekend service upgrades
MTA Long Island Rail Road says it will hold a public hearing Aug. 27 on a proposal to restore half-hourly service on its Port Washington Branch on weekends, as well…
PATH focuses on new Harrison (N.J.) station
Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) officials highlighted the agency's commitment to a new PATH station in Harrison, N.J., on Aug. 16, emphasizing the station's growing transit role within the PATH system.…
Metro-North West Haven Station debuts
Metro-North Railroad opened its new West Haven, Conn., station to revenue passengers on Sunday, Aug. 18. West Haven Station is located between Milford Station and New Haven on the railroad's…
More upgrades to 30th Street Station under way
Amtrak will continue work this summer and fall on several upgrades at its historic Philadelphia 30th Street Station on the Northeast Corridor “to improve the passenger experience, tend to the…
NJT’s Frank Bookstaver: From steam to state-of-the-art
In his 65-year railroading career, New Jersey Transit’s Frank Bookstaver has seen and worked through more changes in the industry than most railroaders would care to admit—and he’s proud of…
Three found guilty in LIRR disability fraud case
Three people have been convicted of disability fraud, enabling hundreds of Long Island Rail Road retirees to garner additional funds through the federal Railroad Retirement Board illegally over several years.
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