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Caltrain electrification design-build gets nod
California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785, legislation that allows the Caltrain electrification project to proceed as a design/build procurement. The Peninsula Corridor Joint…
MTA five-year capital plan on hold
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been told to go back to its proposed $32 billion five-year capital program and, in essence, perform a do-over.
On New Haven Line, catenary work continues
Metro-North Railroad's decades-long catenary replacement project on its New Haven Line is "heading down the home stretch, with the finish line in sight," the railroad said.
Metra reopens Downers Grove Station platforms
Metra reopened station platforms at its Downers Grove (Ill.) Main Street Station Wednesday morning, Oct. 1, 2014.
Metro-North eyes more bridge repairs
Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Metro-North Railroad have agreed to repair or replace three rail bridges on the New Haven Line at a cost of $10 million.
TEX Rail gets FTA, FAA nods to proceed
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)'s TEX Rail project has received a Record of Decision (ROD) from both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration, the…
InnoTrans 2014 touts "major success"
As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a…
CN sells Georgetown-Kitchener line segment to Metrolinx
Metrolinx, the Province of Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), is purchasing the 33-mile Georgetown-Kitchener segment of CN’s Guelph Subdivision.
Transbay transit hub plan imperiled
Aggressive plans for San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center, which include accommodations for improved Caltrain service and a terminus for California high speed rail, are in jeopardy as developers and city…
In MTA capital plan, M-9s for Metro-North
Prospects for Metro-North appear good for the railroad to acquire M-9 electric multiple-unit (EMU) equipment under parent Metropolitan Transportation Authority's upcoming five-year capital plan.
Metra revamps bicycle policy
Chicagoland's Metra announced Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 that it is revising its "Bikes on Trains" policy to replace bans during exceptionally busy periods with "warning dates," in which bicycles will…
FRA releases All Aboard Florida DEIS for public comment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Orlando to West Palm Beach section (Phase II) of All Aboard Florida LLC’s (AAF) passenger…
Fed Sandy funds to aid NJT recovery plans
New Jersey Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the Federal Transit Administration for five projects designed to help NJT recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, in part…
OLI names 11 for safety campaign grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the…
Metro-North honored for energy savings
MTA Metro-North Railroad, beleaguered by accidents, oversights, and relentless negative media coverage during the past 12 months, offered some good news to the public on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as…
Metro-North rolls despite lift bridge work
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on the Harlem River Lift Bridge spanning the namesake estuary and linking Manhattan and the Bronx. The good news for Metro-North…
Cummins says it’s on top of Tier 4
With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions regulations taking effect Jan. 1, 2015, Cummins Inc. says it’s well-prepared, with more than 100 engine installations on order for passenger…
Lavell named NJT Rail GM
New Jersey Transit has appointed Robert M. Lavell as Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations.
Integrate Greater Toronto transit, group urges
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.
Rockefeller’s last stand; RSIA Déjà vu, Volume Two; PRIIA Redux
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,…
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