Light Rail

WSP USA, the former WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, made significant contributions on rail projects which recently received awards from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF).
Senate confirmation of two new Republican members to the three-member National Mediation Board (NMB), and confirmation of a Democrat to a third NMB term, is anticipated in the next few…
INDIANAPOLIS – It will likely be 2018 before Congress makes good on President Trump’s pledge to pass an infrastructure spending bill, according to a member of his inner circle, just…
The Milwaukee Department of Public Works has awarded Transdev Services a contract to operate the 2.5-mile Milwaukee Streetcar network, which is due to open in 2018
The LRT scene in downtown Kitchener (Ontario) in early September 2017 reminds the visitor of an episode of “The Twilight Zone”: tracks complete but rusty and debris-filled; stations ready for…
Patrick Allen, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp.’s national rail systems group as Manager of Vehicle and Rolling stock products, which includes locomotives and passenger cars and associated components, among them…
Two of Ontario, Canada’s numerous light rail transit projects—the Kitchener-Waterloo ION and Hamilton Street Railway B Line—have been facing difficulties, albeit of a different nature. The former is still without…
HNTB Corp. has named Thomas J. Spearing III National Transit Program Management/Construction Management Practice Leader, a new position. He is based in Philadelphia.
Catastrophic rain and flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey has disrupted Amtrak and Houston Metro transit services.
K. Jane Williams, a veteran of two GOP administrations, has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.
The Maryland Transit Administration on Monday broke ground on the $2-billion Purple Line light rail line connecting the Washington suburbs, the largest public-private transit project in the United States.
Working with TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar, INIT has initiated the final, open-payments component of the Hop Fastpass™ e-fare system within the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released a research report that details the impact freight and passenger rail operations have on the state economy.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/Chief Executive, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with…
C-Can Power Systems Inc., manufacturer of the RLW-Series of Switching and Signaling chargers, is offering the 12VDC/600 watt signaling charger with Ethernet connection.
Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The Association of American Railroads and advocacy organization GoRail have honored Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) with the Railroad Achievement Award.
Charlie Guess has been named construction services manager for the West region of engineering and professional services organization WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Michael Barbour, PE, has joined HNTB Corp.’s Southern California team as Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President, with responsibility for the California High-Speed Rail Construction Package 4 project, where…
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions.
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