Commuter Regional

Calculating the potential business generated by recent federal high speed rail dollars apportioned to Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and other Northeast rail locations, HNTB Friday announced it has added four rail…
There are two constants about regional rail that most agencies will agree upon: 1) Customers prefer a one-seat ride. 2) Electrification has many benefits, but it’s very expensive. This locomotive, Bombardier…
Amtrak in June will begin a summer-long project to replace rail ties on the Northeast Corridor in Massachusetts, impacting Amtrak service and Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority (MBTA) consists. Tie replacement…
Passenger flows were nearly normal Monday morning at PATH’s Hoboken Station following an accident Sunday, when a train ran through its bumper block and into the station platform, injuring about…
Vancouver's TransLink incentive to expand, and market, rail and transit options. The momentum is likely to continue. TransLink, part of British Columbia Rapid Transit Co., by almost all accounts performed admirably…
Ontario regional transport agency Metrolinx on Friday said it has entered into a C$53 million contract with Sumitomo Corp. of America to supply 12 diesel multiple-units (DMU) trains for the…
INIT, Innovations in Transportation, Inc., said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Utah Transit Authority for the installation of an Intelligent Transportation Solution to be fitted on more…
Construction proceeds to give the largest U.S. regional railroad access to Grand Central Terminal, while a revitalized and upgraded Brooklyn hub goes into service.
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie (pictured), who put the Access to the Region’s Core Trans-Hudson Express commuter rail tunnel on a 30-day hold last month, on Thursday canceled the…
As New York Penn Station marks a century of service, planners are gearing up for the next 100 years.
An elder statesman among the growing crowd of U.S. transit properties, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority—the “T”—holds to its vision: expand its service area and service options.
The $9 billion Access to the Region’s Core project is the most ambitious railway engineering and construction undertaking since the Pennsylvania Railroad tunneled under the waters of the Hudson River…
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday it has signed aUS$715 million agreement to exercise an option with Metrolinx for 182 Flexitylow-floor light rail transit cars, included in a June 2009 contract. Deliverywill…
Vancouver’s TransLink incentive to expand, and market, rail and transit options. The momentum is likely to continue.
AMTRAK After confronting dark clouds for most of its 38-year life, Amtrak has seen a silver lining in the past year-and-a-half. The first break came with the passage of the…

Texas’ state capital joined the ranks of U.S. cities with rail service Monday as Austin’s oft-delayed 32-mile Capital Metro Red Line opened for service. An observer on the first train reported approximately 40 “real” people (other than dignitaries and media) boarding the morning’s first train out of Leander, Tex., bound for Austin.

--> Texas’ state capital joined the ranks of U.S. cities with rail service Monday as Austin’s oft-delayed 32-mile Capital Metro Red Line opened for service. An observer on the first train…
As job locations and residential housing patterns shift throughout Chicagoland, Metra continues to thrive, and continues preparing to expand, setting an example other regional railroads might envy.

RailComm has successfully commissioned a Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s diesel multiple-unit (DMU) rail service in Austin, Tex. The Track Warrant Control portion of the system was launched just 32 days from the signed Notice to Proceed.

--> RailComm has successfully commissioned a Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) system for the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s diesel multiple-unit (DMU) rail service in Austin, Tex. The Track Warrant Control portion of…
Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission are reaching out to the private sector for possible design-build-finance approaches to advance three rail projects. TTC would operate and maintain the new lines, eschewing…

New Jersey Transit said July 9 it will debut rail service between Hoboken Terminaland Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., via Secaucus Junction, beginning Sunday, July 26, 2009, when the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final title soccer match is scheduled.

--> New Jersey Transit said July 9 it will debut rail service between Hoboken Terminaland Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., via Secaucus Junction, beginning Sunday, July 26, 2009, when the CONCACAF…
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