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Only two bids seen for MBTA rail contract
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) this year has sought bidders to operate its regional rail network, but according to the Boston Globe MBTA has received only two actual offers to…
Caltrain gets fed funds for modernization
Caltrain said Monday it will receive $3.2 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds to install an advanced signal system needed to support modernized Caltrain service and the eventual…
Miami Metrorail airport link set to open
Sunday's official coming of Metrorail service to the Miami Intermodal Center will integrate Miami-Dade County's rapid transit system with Miami International Airport.
Fort Worth TEX Rail gets federal grant
Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("the T") has been granted $4 million by the Federal Transit Administration to continue advancing TEX Rail, a 37-mile regional passenger rail service linking southwestern portions…
PATH heads for new ridership record
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey says PATH ridership through the first six months of 2012 was 4% ahead of last year and "on pace to set a…
New York MTA unveils austerity budget
To achieve balanced operating budgets, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it must aggressively cut costs and raise fares and tolls.
In New York, ESA tunnel work is completed
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says tunnel boring for its East Side Access project has been completed, clearing the way for infrastructure work, including laying track, for eventual Long Island…
Rapid Streetcar concept gaining ground
Just over eight years ago I cooked up a new concept in rail transit that I called Rapid Streetcar. Since then, it's been attracting a lot of interest within the…
L.B. Foster gets Honolulu rail contract
L.B. Foster Co. said Wednesday it has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the construction of the Honolulu Authority…
Bombardier gets another Manchester LRT order
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday that it and consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe has signed an option to supply 20 additional Flexity Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester's…
MTA restores or enhances service offerings
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday said it would add or extend regional rail, subway, and bus services, most of which had been curtailed or discontinued due to earlier budget…
Ottawa LRT plan gets federal nod
Canada's capital city on Monday said it "has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project."
Metro-North plans smartphone ticketing
MTA Metro-North announced Wednesday that it is working with Masabi US Ltd. to test a smartphone app "that will let people buy their train tickets anywhere, anytime and never have…
NJT RiverLINE resumes regular service
New Jersey Transit Monday said its RiverLINE passenger rail service has resumed regular service, more than 10 months after Hurricane Irene savaged large swaths of the Northeast.
California legislature OKs state HSR effort
California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to…
Santa Ana streetcar funding options weighed
Orange County, Calif., transportation officials are weighing the practicality of expanding Interstate 405 capacity, while also considering a proposed streetcar system for Santa Ana, the county seat.
Caltrain testing real-time info system
Caltrain said Tuesday it will begin testing a Predictive Arrival/Departure System that will tell riders in real time when their train will arrive at the station and whether the train…
Penn Station "upgrade" plans float yet again
Local New York-area media report MTA Long Island Rail Road seeks to revamp Penn Station yet again in an effort to upgrade architectural quality and attract more upscale customer retail…
Pro-passenger rail voices lament transport bill
Pro-passenger rail and environmental groups Friday lamented the House-Senate compromise on federal transportation funding, citing various examples of punishment or disincentives levied against the mode.
Wabtec lands Denver component contract
Wabtec Corp. Friday said it has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by…
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