Commuter Regional

Portland, Ore.-based GlobeSherpa said Wednesday, May 28, 2014 it has been awarded a contract by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to "provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing software system for…
The Metro Transit Interchange/Target Field Station multi-modal transportation hub in Minneapolis, which opened May 17, 2014, links light rail transit, regional rail, and bus service and contains a civic space…
This is about the Long Island Rail Road. It’s about a dispute over wages and benefits. It’s about politics that have a stereotypically anti-labor House Republican majority poised to line…
Central Florida’s new SunRail regional/commuter rail service has been in operation since May 1 along a 32-mile route comprised of 12 stations between DeBary and Sand Lake Road, near Orlando…
Metra, Chicagoland's regional passenger rail service provider, says it is just more than halfway through a $115 million program to overhaul a total of 176 rail cars (79 cab cars…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is signaling its willingness to endure a strike by Long Island Rail Road employees, following a non-binding Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) decision seemingly favoring…
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) says the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the TEX Rail project is now available for public review.
Caltrain on Friday, May 16, 2014 released an RFQ (Request for Qualification) for the electrification portion of its Modernization Program, which includes operating electric service with new, high-performance rolling stock…
Engineers employed by SEPTA's regional rail operations plan to vote on authorizing a strike against the five-county authority, the national office of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen said…
Bombardier Transportation has selected Lilee Systems to assist in the design and build of Positive Train Control (PTC) for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The effort involves installation of…
California's North County Transit District (NCTD) said Monday, May 5, 2014 it has applied for a $5 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, for use in establishing…
International Property Developers North America Inc., the Delaware-based subsidiary of U.K.-based commercial property developer and real estate investor William Davies, is seeking to reduce the operational hours of the ventilation…
Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams is the latest casualty in a series of sweeping changes New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast has been making since…
SunRail regional rail service will make an official debut Thursday, May 1, 2014, serving the Orlando, Fla., metropolitan area, one day after state and local officials marked the launch of…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has officially launched a "next-generation energy storage system," designed to allow the agency to function in the event of power disruptions from various sources.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said Monday, April 28, 2014 its rail customers on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad "are one step closer to buying…
Cummins Inc. is now producing its Tier 4 Final-compliant QSK19-R diesel engine, which will power the new Nippon Sharyo diesel multiple-unit (DMU) trainsets designed for transit and regional/commuter services in…
Thank goodness he wasn’t injured or killed, but U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) needs to practice what he preaches about train safety.
Kevin R. Collins, PE, has joined HNTB Corp. as Project Director and Vice President. Collins brings two decades of transportation industry experience, focusing on delivery of passenger rail projects, including…
The National Transportation Safety Board recently released an open letter to MTA Metro-North Railroad containing its initial safety recommendations derived from the ongoing investigation into the Dec. 1, 2013 derailment…
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