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Transit Center names Bragdon executive director
Transit Center, Inc., Tuesday named David Bragdon executive director. Transit Center, Inc. was founded in the mid-1980s by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as an incubator…
NCTD alerts customers on PTC installation
Southern California's North County Transit District, which oversees operations of Coaster regional rail service serving San Diego County, says it has begun installing Positive Train Control on right-of-way in and around…
MBTA set for Green Line LRT extension
After years of delays and political maneuvering among elected officials, community activists, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, MBTA will finally begin work this month on right-of-way to extend its…
STV appoints Amodei to Northeast Region post
STV, Inc., said Wednedsay Richard M. Amodei, senior vice president, has been named the head of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Division's Northeast region, which includes offices in New York,…
Railway Age’s 2013 Passenger Rail Planner’s Guide
Passenger’s presence expands
DART taps Axion for more ECOTRAX ties
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) plans to utilize Axion International's ECOTRAX railway ties for three miles of its planned Blue Line light rail transit extension into South Dallas, Tex.
Ramsey, Minn., station boosts Northstar ridership
Ramsey, Minn., has contributed rail riders in excess of initial projections of 100 per day to overall Northstar commuter numbers, according to Metro Transit.
NJ Transit gets disaster relief funds
New Jersey's two U.S. Senators late Thursday announced $144.4 million in federal disaster relief for New Jersey Transit, which will be used by the corporation mostly to repair rail facilities…
Industry marks Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Rail industry representatives spanning freight and passenger railroads, along with industry suppliers, labor groups, supportive state and local political officials, and rail activists were out in force on and around…
Bombardier Transportation names Bertling COO
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday Lutz Bertling has been named the company's president and chief operating officer, effective June 3. He succeeds current president Andre Navarri, who will remain with the…
NJT: Power restored for Hoboken services
New Jersey Transit Tuesday said its electric-powered rail service to and from Hoboken Terminal would resume Sunday, March 24, complemented by changes in schedules to reflect the resumption. Restoration of…
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
Metro-North recognized for storm reconstruction work
Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North was selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York for its Port Jervis…
New York MTA gets $193 million in Sandy aid
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are awarding New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority $193.1 million in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, including initial reimbursement costs incurred by New…
NJ Transit equipment recovery work continues
New Jersey Transit Corp. has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $16 million contract for repair to its BiLevel fleet damaged by flooding during Hurricane Sandy last October.
Bombardier rejects DB allegations
Bombardier Transportation on Monday rejected claims by Germany's Deutsche Bahn involving the S-Bahn Berlin 481 series as without merit, calling DB's allegations defamatory.
Box tunnel pact presages Amtrak Gateway Tunnel
Amtrak has reached tentative agreement with private developers in Manhattan to construct an 800-foot-long box tunnel on site at the 26-acre Hudson Yards development site on Manhattan’s West Side. The…
Sequestration: Shared pain may do some good
Here's one observer not sweating sequestration or its effects overmuch, at least not from the transportation point of view.
OLI, FTA set transit Safety Education Grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education…
Metro-North plans for Penn Station access
MTA Metro-North Railroad could make access to Manhattan's Pennsylvania Station an official priority in its next five-year capital construction program to be released in 2014, despite decades of obstructions confronting…
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