Commuter Regional

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Lisa Maurath as Vice President and Area Manager of its Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure office.
Metrolink on March 3, 2016 launched the first version of its mobile ticketing app, which will allow its riders the option to purchase their ticket on a smartphone, tablet or…
The Federal Railroad Administration Office of Research and Development has funded the development of an analytical model for simulating train operations known as the Train Energy and Dynamics Simulator (TEDS).…
The Region of Waterloo, which includes the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo in Southwestern Ontario, plans to build a $43 million dollar transit center to connect with the city’s…
“Commuters are advised to expect unusual congestion and delays on all travel modes”: An ominous yet highly understated warning from New Jersey Transit as it braces for a complete stoppage…
Harsco Rail’s track maintenance division has won two contract services projects totaling approximately $10 million in projected revenues from undisclosed “major transit railroads” in the Northeastern U.S.
Wabtec Corp. subsidiary MotivePower has delivered a prototype MP54AC diesel-electric locomotive to Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), for service on GO Transit.…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded a five-year contract to technology and media company Intersection for the rights to sell and manage transit advertising on its bus and light…
Kourosh Noori has joined Stantec as Rail and Transit Systems Lead, Canada. 
 He will serve as an authority on Transit & Rail Systems projects and provide guidance on managing…
Boston to Washington, D.C. It’s a megalopolis of technology innovators, prestigious universities, corporate headquarters, a global financial hub, a score of professional sports teams, tourist attractions, Congress and a maze…
Barry Lemke, an experienced signal design engineer with more than 35 years in the rail industry, has rejoined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior principal technical specialist in the…
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on Feb. 16, 2016 announced that a new group has been established to study the return of passenger rail service between New Orleans, La. to…
Former late-night talk show host David Letterman often said, “I wouldn’t give those troubles to a monkey on a rock.” Tag, you’re it, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Brightline, the higher-speed intercity passenger rail service to be offered by Florida East Coast subsidiary All Aboard Florida, will be the first North American passenger trains equipped with retractable bridge…
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded a $16.2 million contract to J.F. White Contracting Company for repairs on the railroad bride between Beverly and Salem, Mass, the agency…
In preparation for Metrolink passenger rail service on the expansion of the 91/Perris Valley Line (91/PVL), this weekend test trains will operate at higher speeds between Downtown Riverside and South…
No progress has been made in contract talks between the New Jersey Transit Rail Labor Coalition, which consists of 11 unions representing more than 4,000 workers, and NJ Transit. A…
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting…
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
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