Commuter Regional

The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million for projects involving grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control implementation and passenger rail.
Management and transportation unions at Chicago’s Metra regional/commuter rail system have entered into an agreement to create a Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) designed “to proactively address safety issues…
U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh,…
Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike.
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s…
The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) recently took delivery on its first set of 66 electric multiple-unit (EMU) cars from Hyundai-Rotem. The railcars took their maiden voyage on April…
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail’s new Miami International Airport Station (MIA) will open April 5, 2015, as part of the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC).
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, March, 2015 sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress, the "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure…
Siemens has officially been awarded a €1.7 billion (US$1.86 billion) contract by Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX)…
Gannett Fleming has promoted two key executives to senior level positions.
RailPlan International said Monday, March 16, 2015 it has landed a technical services contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which oversees Metrolink regional rail service, in developing Positive…
Jim Hartnett has been appointed General Manager and CEO of California’s San Mateo County Transit District, an independent, consolidated public agency that includes the SamTrans bus and paratransit system, the…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Jayanti Menches Director of Communications for the combined company’s U.S./Central and South America region.
Metrolink announced Friday, March 13, 2015, that Art Leahy will be the agency's next CEO, effective April 20.
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J.
U.S. use of public transit, including bus and various rail modes, in 2014 attained the highest level in 58 years, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 9,…
Want proof that American cities away from the coastlines can commit to passenger rail and an auto-alternatives future? Look to Denver. Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) may be guilty of modesty.
The U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 2015 passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA, H.R.749) “with widespread bipartisan support,” according to Railroads, Pipelines and…
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit about $147 million through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery, and resiliency projects associated…
SunRail regional ("commuter") train service expansions south of the current system into Florida's Osceola County, and north to DeLand, face potential delays of at least six months, Florida's Department of…
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