Commuter Regional

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has pledged that the province's upcoming fiscal budget will include a dedicated transit fund, though sources for such a fund remain unclear, given that Wynne has…
Stressing to the hilt its longstanding public emphasis on safety as a pinnacle industry goal, the Federal Railroad Administration slammed Metro-North Railroad Thursday, March 13, 2014 for a "deficient safety…
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) will break ground on its north Metro Rail Line, the first Denver-area regional passenger rail line, on Thursday, March 20, 2014.
At its 
2014 Legislative Conference, the American Public Transportation Association
(APTA) released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation 
bill that is set to expire at the end of September. The…
Metra has won a local Silver Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation, honoring the agency's digital billboard touting the Chicagoland regional rail system as the area's "Real Expressway."
More Americans relied on public transit (bus and rail) in 2013 than in any year since 1956, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 10, 2014.
During 2014, Amtrak plans to move forward on key capital improvement projects, including continued installation of PTC (Positive Train Control) safety technology, the start of major construction to upgrade Northeast…
MBCR (Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad), contract operator of Boston’s commuter rail system since July 2003, has gone to court in an attempt to block the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)…
President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally…
Fort Worth's TEX Rail regional passenger rail project will benefit from $50 million budgeted in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("The T") said Tuesday, March 4,…
Two more top New Jersey Transit executives have been reported on the way out following the start March 1, 2014 of Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim's tenure as NJT Executive Director, succeeding…
Jack Stephens has been named executive director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), succeeding Joseph Giulietti. SFRTA's governing board awarded Stephens a one-year contract.
My first encounter with Ross Capon was some 40-plus years ago when he was Special Assistant for Railroad Operations to Massachusetts Governor Francis (Frank) Sargent’s administration. I was a member…
Caltrain has released its draft environmental impact report for its planned electrification of right-of-way between San Francisco and San Jose, a distance of roughly 51 miles.
CN on Feb. 28, 2014 closed the sale of its right-of-way principally used by Agence Métropolitaine de Transports (AMT) commuter trains between Deux-Montagnes and Montreal’s Central Station to AMT for…
Ross Capon, the face of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) for 39 years on Capitol Hill, is stepping down from his role as president, and apparently will retire…
Jackson County, Mo., and Union Pacific have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to transfer ownership of 19 miles of UP right-of-way to the county for future passenger rail use.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 it is creating the position of Chief Safety Officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to Chairman and…
Minnesota's Metro Transit on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 urged riders of Northstar Line commuter service not to board their trains to head for the Twin Cities, citing delays caused by…
Patrick Watz, PE, has joined HNTB Corp. as rail transit practice leader and vice president. Watz has more than 21 years of transportation industry experience, including planning, program management, design,…
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