Commuter Regional

The Greater Toronto Area must merge its public transit properties into a cohesive, unified whole, the CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade has declared.
Congress is about to adjourn for its single-most-important function these days as mid-term elections loom: getting re-elected. That means it’s time to get down to some serious last-minute, constituent-coddling activities,…
The fourth-largest U.S. regional railroad network, entering its fourth decade of existence, sees growth and opportunity—if dedicated funding can be found.
Metro-North Railroad on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 announced it has completed rebuilding a switching control house in Cos Cob, Conn., along its New Haven Line, ahead of schedule.
Metra said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 that its Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement for the line…
Caltrain is asking the its riding public to provide feedback and input on design details of its future fleet of electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains, consists that are still unfamiliar to…
Caltrain will purchase 16 surplus railcars from Metrolink to extend trainset lengths and provide more capacity for standing-room only peak-hour trains.
The Algoma Central Railway Passenger Service Working Group is seeking a contract operator for ACR’s passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, and has issued a request for…
Two huge Chinese rolling stock manufacturers, China CNR Corp. and CSR Corp., have suspended trading of their shares following reports in the Chinese media that the Chinese government is looking…
After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28,…
Ontario's provincial government seeks to construct a multimodal storage facility for GO Transit buses and trains, in Kitchener, Ontario, with Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transit agency Metrolinx soliciting design…
Bombardier Transportation workers represented by Unifor local 1075, by a sound majority, have rejected the latest contract offer from management, perpetuating a six-week strike at Bombardier's plant in Thunder Bay,…
Work to reposition rail right-of-way near Gary/Chicago International Airport, Ind., to allow for a runway extension, could begin in October, airport officials said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Union-Pearson Express (
UP Express, or UPX), the C$456 billion Metrolinx project to connect Toronto’s 
Pearson International Airport with Union Station, is now taking delivery of its 18 diesel multiple-units (DMUs)…
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Tex, (Houston's METRO) has filed a motion with the Surface Transportation Board to formally acquire nearly 58 miles of right-of-way from Union Pacific Railroad…
Siemens Rail Automation announced on August 8, 2014 that it will combine and expand its manufacturing and engineering operations at a new facility in the Pittsburgh area “to help meet…
The National Association of Railroad Passengers announced on August 8, 2014 that Jim Mathews will join the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mathews will take over the role…
Caltrain’s board of directors on August 6, 2014, approved a $43.6 million capital budget that will provide funding for bridge repair work in San Mateo, new safety improvements on the…
Keolis, a provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, will be a major sponsor of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, in which an estimated 12,000…
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which accounts for approximately 25% of all rail transit spending in the U.S., is staring at a potential $12 billion shortfall in its proposed…
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