Commuter Regional

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled on Jan. 5, 2016 the second signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: a comprehensive plan to transform and expand vital infrastructure downstate and make critical…
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and representatives from Union Pacific, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Amtrak, Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FW&W) and Regional Rail Right-of-Way Co. on…
During much of fourth-quarter 2015, investor interest in Wabtec (Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.) has increased due to concerns about the North American railcar cycle, Wabtec’s pending acquisition of Faiveley…
New Jersey Transit has appointed Dennis J. Martin as Interim Executive Director effective Dec. 28, 2015, replacing Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, who left NJT to become President of MTA New York…
Amtrak activated its final segment of ACSES (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System), its version of Positive Train Control (PTC), along the Northeast Corridor on Dec. 18, 2015. ACSES is now…
Montreal’s Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT) on Dec. 17, 2015 launched an international call for tenders to acquire new commuter railcars and award a contract for operation and maintenance of…
The PRESTO rollout on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues as dozens of new electronic fare card readers are being brought online aboard legacy streetcars, announced Metrolinx, which developed the…
Wabtec Corporation has signed contracts worth about $45 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Metra, the Northeast Illinois commuter rail system.…
New Jersey-based Stadler U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Bussnang, Switzerland-based Stadler Rail Group, will open a temporary manufacturing and assembly facility in Utah as part of the first phase of…
The TransLink Board of Directors has appointed Don Rose as its new Chair, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Rose, a senior corporate lawyer in Vancouver, has been a director on the…
GO Transit’s first MP54AC Tier 4-compliant diesel-electric locomotive from the MotivePower Inc. (MPI) Division of Wabtec has been delivered and underwent testing on the weekend of Dec. 12-13, 2015. No.…
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of…
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman informed the Amtrak Board of Directors on Dec. 9, 2015 that he plans to retire from Amtrak in September 2016, following nearly eight years…
SYSTRA on Dec. 9, 2015 announced the launch of its new website, www.systraconsulting.com, to help promote the company’s identity, culture, and expertise. Key features of the new site include a…
Caltrain’s Board of Directors approved on Dec. 3, 2015 an increase to the adult base fare by 50 cents, effective Feb. 28, 2016. As a result, the amount paid for…
TransLink is the first Canadian transportation organization to achieve platinum level status for sustainability from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This move from gold to platinum places TransLink at…
Led by a record of more than 8.2 million trips on its Northeast Regional service, Amtrak ridership and ticket revenue remained steady in Fiscal Year 2015, reflecting continued demand for…
A new national survey conducted by ORC International for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has revealed that more than 7 in 10 Americans support increased federal funding for the…
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corp., on Nov. 19, 2015 released the Ventra Mobile App for Chicago Transit Authority rapid transit, Metra regional/commuter rail and Pace…
The Seattle-Tacoma region’s Sound Transit has selected the route, stations and expanded operation and maintenance facility for its Tacoma Link Expansion light rail extension project, and named former FTA Administrator…
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