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Three states add to Siemens Charger orders
California, Illinois and Maryland have ordered a combined 34 Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotives from Siemens Mobility, bringing the number of state Departments of Transportation procuring these units to six and…
Ottawa’s O-Train has grown from an experiment into an expanding system, with state-of-the-art equipment.
HSR in the Northeast: What next?
In this series published in Railway Age's September, October and November 2015 issues, Contributing Editor Alfred E. Fazio examines the possibilities and engineering requirements for high- or higher-speed rail in…
Jersey Transit Strong
It takes tenacity—and lots of capital—to keep one of the nation’s largest rail transit systems rolling.
New York MTA board approves five-year capital plan
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board has approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the MTA reported on Oct. 30, 2015.
Amtrak: “It’s time to build”
Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman joined a panel of industry experts Oct. 26, 2015 at the National Press Club to highlight the need to make infrastructure planning and investment…
E. Virgil Conway, 1929-2015
E. Virgil Conway, who served as New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman and as a member of the MTA Board, died Oct. 21, 2015, in Southampton, N.Y. He was 85.
Rail service to Denver airport scheduled for April start
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) received official notice from the project concessionaire, Denver Transit Partners, that the University of Colorado A Line commuter rail service from Denver Union Station to…
Chicago Union Station redevelopment moves forward
As part of ongoing work to improve Chicago Union Station, Amtrak, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) have launched several initiatives aimed at advancing iconic station’s master redevelopment plan.
Metrolinx, CH2M turn to Turner & Townsend
Metrolinx, the agency that oversees most public transportation in Ontario’s GTA (Greater Toronto Area), and environmental and engineering consultant CH2M have selected global program management and construction consultancy Turner &…
NS: No PTC extension? No PIH trains. No passenger trains
Norfolk Southern on Oct. 20, 2015 said, effective Dec. 1, 2015, it will no longer accept shipments of Poisonous-Inhalation-Hazard (PIH) commodities, and that passenger trains operated by Amtrak, Virginia Railway…
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
GO Transit gets a facelift
Up until now, GO Transit’s Bombardier Transportation BiLevel cab cars have been identical in appearance to their companion trailer coaches, giving the appearance that the train is travelling “backwards” when…
Special rates available for Railway Age Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference
Railway Age’s 22nd Annual Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference is coming up soon, on Oct. 28 and 29, in Washington D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A 20% discount…
SEPTA selects Richard G. Burnfield as Deputy GM
Regional Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon, Sr. and SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., on Oct. 14, 2015 announced the promotion of Richard G.…
Railway Interchange executive spotlight: Kevin Riddett, Siemens Mobility
At Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Kevin Riddett of Siemens Mobility shared his views on the marketplace, on a variety of topics ranging from PTC and CBTC to high-speed passenger…
Keolis turns to GIRO for management software
Keolis Commuter Services has awarded GIRO, a supplier of planning, scheduling and managment software for public transit and paratransit operations, a contract for a HASTUS-Rail installation to optimize scheduling and…
UITP sets up shop in North America
UITP (International Association of Public Transport), which represents 1,400 member agencies in 96 countries, has opened a new office in New York City “to support the growth in urban transit…
AquaTrack blasting away leaves on NJ Transit
The fall foliage that bursts forth in the Northeastern United States is a beautiful thing to see—except when the leaves collect on railroad tracks, creating wheel slippage problems. That’s when…
Amtrak's Autumn Express rolls again
Back by popular demand, the Amtrak Autumn Express will operate this year on October 24 and 25 through parts of New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. "This unique excursion is an…
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