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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…
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…
Wabtec reports record 4Q, full-year results
Wabtec Corp. said Tuesday record fourth-quarter earnings per diluted share of $1.34, 40% above EPS in the fourth quarter of 2011 and topping Wall Street analyst consensus estimates of $1.31.…
NJT begins new TVM rollout
New Jersey Transit has announced the post-pilot-program rollout of its new ticket vending machine (TVM) technology at Newark Penn Station, “kicking off a system-wide rollout that will provide smoother ticket…
Caltrans unveils draft State Rail Plan
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released the draft California State Rail Plan (CSRP) and plans to hold a series of five open houses and a webinar to gather public…
CN, AMT spar over Montreal locomotive use
A dispute over locomotive operations in the Montreal metropolitan area is pitting CN against regional rail operator Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT). CN, which owns right-of-way used by AMT, is…
Metro-North Danbury Branch electrification eyed
Connecticut State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-Wilton) and State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) are urging fellow lawmakers to make the Danbury branch of Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad a priority.
Vision for Central Texas transit unveiled
Project Connect regional partners, after a year of collaborative work and under the leadership of the Transit Working Group led by Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, unveiled a regional high-capacity transit…
Metrolink set to get Tier 4 locomotives
Southern California's Metrolink will receive funds from the Carl Moyer Program to procure up to 20 new low-emission Tier 4 locomotives. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing…
Senate passes Hurricane Sandy relief bill
The Senate Monday, in a 62-to-36 vote, approved an aid package totaling $51 billion for Hurricane Sandy victims, rejecting an amendment to require the relief be offset by cuts to…
LaHood to step down in February
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
Hoboken Terminal recovering; services, Track 8
New Jersey Transit's Hoboken Terminal main waiting room on Monday looked more like a warehouse half-filled with wooden crates than a way station for people, but the waiting room was…
Airport link eyed for SMART rail startup
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) rail operations, to serve its namesake counties north of San Francisco, may add an airport/rail station stop at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, according…
LIRR eyes two tracks to Ronkonoma
MTA Long Island Rail Road Wednesday said its oft-delayed plans to increase track capacity on its Ronkonkoma Line is back in play. LIRR hopes to double-track 18 miles of the…
House OKs hurricane funds; rail needs included
The House of Representatives late Tuesday approved at least $50 billion in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy, including $5.4 billion for "Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief."
Manhattan ESA link seen boosting home values
A report released Monday says home values in parts of Long Island—a region which has suffered, sometimes dramatically, since the Great Recession—will be greatly aided by MTA Long Island Rail…
MBCR pilot program aids MBTA conductors
Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR) on Monday announced the launch of the "Conductor Companion" pilot program, using mobile device technology to allow conductors on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)…
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