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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.
Bombardier Transportation aids parent’s 2Q
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, that adjusted net income for the company's second quarter was US$158 million, or nine U.S. cents per share, in line with Wall Street…
New appointments at MCBR
Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) has appointed John Hogan as the company’s Chief Transportation Officer, and William (Bill) Gilbert as Director of Quality.
MTA lands insurance protection for storms
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced July 31, 2013 that it has secured $200 million of insurance protection to help "pay for future repairs for damage to its infrastructure,…
For GO Transit, a new look
GO Transit, the public transportation agency operated by Metrolinx in the greater Toronto area, recently unveiled a new paint scheme for its regional rail and bus fleet.
Changing of the guard at Interfleet Technology
Interfleet Technology Inc. North America President Larry Kelterborn will be stepping down from his current position effective Aug. 1 2013, assuming a consultant role. Parent company SNC-Lavalin Transportation Senior Vice…
Bombardier sponsors Millennial Trains Project
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday, July 29, 2013, its sponsorship of The Millennial Trains Project (MTP).
Metro-North: Normal Hudson Line service Monday
Metro-North Railroad says it expects all damaged track near Spuyten Duyvil (the Bronx) on its Hudson Line to be fully repaired by Monday, July 29, 2013, following a CSX train…
BASF Corp. debuts transit-oriented website
Wyandotte, Mich.-based BASF Corp. announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013 it had launched a new website targeting public transportation use and BASF's product offerings serving the sector.
APTA to honor nine for sustainability
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.
Wabtec to provide PTC for Coaster
Wabtec Corp. has signed a $9 million contract with Herzog Technologies Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services for Oceanside, Calif.’s North County Transit District (NCTD). The…
SYSTRA names FTA vet to planning, environmental post
Anthony Lee, AICP, has joined SYSTRA as Planning and Environmental Manager. Lee is a professional certified planner with more than 20 years of experience as a client manager, environmental planning…
Metro-North updates Bronx R-O-W work progress
Metro-North Railroad provided an update Monday, July 15, 2013, on its program to upgrade its right-of-way in the Bronx, N.Y., between Melrose and Woodlawn, used by both Harlem Line and…
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…
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