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SunRail track work commences this week
Track maintenance and upgrading is expected to begin this week on an initial 7-mile portion of rail right-of-way destined for use by SunRail, central Florida's planned regional rail service.
Traktionssysteme Austria adds U.S. office
Traktionsysteme Austria (TSA), a supplier of rail vehicle propulsion system components, has established a U.S. presence with Traction Systems, Inc., which will directly serve customers in North America.
Operation Lifesaver warns photographers on safety
Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.
GO Transit sets summer weekend Barrie service
On June 23, GO Transit will begin running a summer weekend GO Train service pilot along its Barrie line, which runs north from Toronto toward Lake Simcoe. This service pilot…
APTA: Fluctuating fuel prices spur transit use
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) Tuesday released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure…
MTA East Side Access deadline slips again
Confirming what many have suspected, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota on Tuesday acknowledged that the agency's East Side Access Project likely would not be completed until 2019,…
Harriman Awards bestowed for railroad safety
Railroads with the industry's best safety performance records Tuesday were honored at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., with the event also marking the industry's nearly 100…
Austin MetroRail: The Little Train That Can, and Does
It's been a hard climb, but Austin's relatively small MetroRail transit service—built and operated since March 2010 by Capital Metro—is finally starting to prove its worth.
Triple-track project moves ahead in California
Caltrans joined BNSF Railway and Amtrak Tuesday in the groundbreaking for a triple-track segment that will add 3.8 miles of track in the Los Angeles area at a cost of $38…
At ASLRRA meeting, talkin’ passenger trains
From my perspective, you know North America is changing for the better when short line and regional railroad folks are talkin' passenger rail.
DART marks management restructuring
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Monday said it had named Jesse Oliver deputy executive director and Carol Wise executive vice president, chief operating officer. As well, DART Senior Vice Presidents…
Cuomo communications aide joins NYMTA
Stephen J. Morello, who has served for the past year as deputy director of communications in the office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, is joining the Metropolitan Transportation…
Amtrak, All Aboard Florida: We can co-exist
Far from being threatened by Florida East Coast Railway's All Aboard Florida passenger rail proposal, Amtrak has signaled that the service would be welcomed, and even offer symbiotic benefits to…
Bombardier touts regional rail ERTMS application
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has delivered "the world's first application of a European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) regional solution on the Västerdal line in Sweden."
LIRR to double-track Ronkonkoma line
Seeking to improve capacity and reduce scheduling conflicts, MTA Long Island Rail Road Tuesday said it plans to begin double-tracking 12.6 miles of LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch route between Farmingdale and…
GO Transit picks INIT for fleet management system
INIT said Tuesday that GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx, has chosen the company to deploy a new fleet management system for 47 GO Transit railcars, as well as 424…
Metro-North touts “best first quarter ever”
MTA Metro-North Railroad said Friday its systemwide on-time performance was 98.8% during the first quarter of 2012, claiming it was "the best quarter in Metro-North's history."
Cubic unveils Nextaccount AFC platform
Cubic Transportation Systems has introduced Nextaccount, which it describes as "the first of several new products in Cubic's solution systems portfolio for the next generation of fully integrated Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems."
PATH Harrison station replacement expedited
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said Wednesday the 76-year-old Harrison PATH rail station is on a faster track to replacement after Port Authority commissioners last week authorized key…
Anthony Perl joins Railway Age bloggers
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
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