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New cost estimate for California HSR
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Monday is expected to offer an updated estimate for construction and financing of a statewide high speed rail network. Cost estimates, which began at about…
LIRR East End DMU plan now funded
MTA Long Island Rail Road long has had plans to provide diesel multiple-unit (DMU) service to its riders on both the North Fork and South Fork of the railroad's namesake…
House extends surface transport funding again
Unable to craft its own long-term surface transportation bill, and equally unable to agree to a Senate version already passed by the upper house, the House of Representatives Thursday managed…
CN sells two rail segments to Metrolinx
CN said Tuesday it would sell two rail segments in the Greater Toronto Area to Metrolinx for C$310.5 million.
MBTA railcar deliveries behind schedule
Deliveries of bilevel passenger railcars to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority are up to 18 months behind schedule, with delays appearing to result at least in part due to previous problems…
FTA OKs TEX Rail for preliminary engineering
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (the "T") said its TEX Rail commuter rail project has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration "to advance to Preliminary Engineering." The authority made…
Rail Runner Express to expand weekend service
Shrugging off budget pressures and continued verbal attacks from New Mexico anti-rail partisans, New Mexico Rail Runner Express service will bolster its weekend schedule beginning Saturday, April 7.
Obituary: Frederick A. Winkler, 83
Frederick A. Winkler, general agent of the Winchester & Western Railroad and a powerful voice within New Jersey railroading, died peacefully at his home in Clarksboro, N.J., on March 24,…
New York MTA capital funds secured in deal
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly has brokered a deal with Republican state legislative leaders to fully fund the last three years of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital…
Bombardier MITRAC Powerlab opens in Sweden
Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium…
Caltrain cites deal with CHSRA
Caltrain said Thursday a regional agreement between the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and more than a half-dozen Bay Area public agencies, including Caltrain, " will fully fund the electrification…
"Continuing resolution" no solution at all
Congress can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to reauthorizing the surface transportation program. It's approaching three years since the silly-named SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
CHSRA head: HSR estimates overstated
Though pledging to improve current plans for the Golden State's 700-mile high speed rail network, California High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard says the system should cost less than the…
CREATE clears a way through Chicago
Is it logical to give a federal “high speed” grant to a snarled inner-city network where trains move at a crawl when they move at all? It makes more sense…
LaHood laments House discord on transport bill
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday he remains hopeful that the House of Representatives will succeed in passing a new federal surface transportation bill, while acknowledging their efforts so far…
APTA: 2011 public transit ridership strong
The American Public Transportation Association said Monday Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation (bus and rail) in 2011, the second-highest annual figure since 1957. “Only ridership in 2008,…
ACES train folds its hand
Beleaguered by low ridership and an oft-criticized marketing effort, a public-private train for gamblers linking New York and Atlantic City was permanently canceled Friday.
House may ponder Senate surface transport bill
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday suggested the House majority might consider the Senate version of a surface transportation bill, following the collapse of support (even among…
SMART project breaks ground
Groundbreaking ceremonies took place Friday in Petaluma, Calif., marking the start of construction of Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) passenger rail work for the two counties, north of San…
Ansaldo STS lands SEPTA PTC contract
Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has awarded a contract to Ansaldo STS USA, worth roughly $100 million, for installation of Positive Train Control on SEPTA's regional rail system, serving five counties.
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