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Ottawa LRT plan gets federal nod
Canada's capital city on Monday said it "has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project."
Metro-North plans smartphone ticketing
MTA Metro-North announced Wednesday that it is working with Masabi US Ltd. to test a smartphone app "that will let people buy their train tickets anywhere, anytime and never have…
NJT RiverLINE resumes regular service
New Jersey Transit Monday said its RiverLINE passenger rail service has resumed regular service, more than 10 months after Hurricane Irene savaged large swaths of the Northeast.
California legislature OKs state HSR effort
California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to…
Santa Ana streetcar funding options weighed
Orange County, Calif., transportation officials are weighing the practicality of expanding Interstate 405 capacity, while also considering a proposed streetcar system for Santa Ana, the county seat.
Caltrain testing real-time info system
Caltrain said Tuesday it will begin testing a Predictive Arrival/Departure System that will tell riders in real time when their train will arrive at the station and whether the train…
Penn Station "upgrade" plans float yet again
Local New York-area media report MTA Long Island Rail Road seeks to revamp Penn Station yet again in an effort to upgrade architectural quality and attract more upscale customer retail…
Pro-passenger rail voices lament transport bill
Pro-passenger rail and environmental groups Friday lamented the House-Senate compromise on federal transportation funding, citing various examples of punishment or disincentives levied against the mode.
Wabtec lands Denver component contract
Wabtec Corp. Friday said it has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by…
Sygnet Rail Technologies lands Brazil agreement
Sygnet Rail Technologies Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with EIF Locomotivas of Brazil to assist in the supply of four locomotives to Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company…
Bombardier affirms BART option
Bombardier Transportation Tuesday affirmed an option order worth about $266 million placed by BART for 150 additional rail cars.
MTA juggles ESA work, LIRR rush-hour schedule
MTA Long Island Rail Road will discontinue three evening rush-hour trains, and adjust the schedule of others, beginning July 9 in order to facilitate ongoing East Side Access (ESA) construction…
Transport research program, 50, adds rail to mix
After a half-century, America's celebrated cooperative model of transportation research has gained a railroad focus.
Alstom tapped for Stockholm regional trains
Alstom Transport said Friday it has received an order from the Swedish Public Transport Authority AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) for 46 new Coradia Nordic regional trains.
Bombardier signs BART contract for new cars
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for 260 new rail cars, valued at about $631 million.
Bypass line sports Alstom signal system
Alstom said Thursday it has equipped the new Bologna High Speed Bypass Line in Italy, scheduled to open in December, with its Atlas 200 signal platform.
TriMet budget sets flat fare, ends free rail zone
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet Board of Directors Wednseay approved a new budget that also revamped fare collection policy, in an effort to close a $12 million operations gap.
Study: Caltrain electrification will generate jobs
A study being released Tuesday by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute says California's Caltrain service upgrades, including overhead electrification, "will create thousands of construction jobs, significantly increase property values,…
NJT adjusts bikes-on-trains policy
Calling it a “newly relaxed Bike Aboard Policy,” New Jersey Transit Monday said it will allow bicycles to board at all of its train stations effective July 1.
STV marks 100th anniversary
In 1912, Elwyn E. Seelye founded a structural engineering firm in New York City bearing his name. Elwyn E. Seelye & Co. would eventually evolve into a multi-disciplinary practice, and…
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