Rapid Transit

The bistate, trans-Hudson PATH rail system rolled to a record ridership 76.6 million trips in 2011, an achievement that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey notes followed…
The Bechtel-led consortium building the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has completed the tunnel that will carry the future rail line under a portion of Tysons…
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France-based Thales Group said Monday it has been awarded a contract by IHI Corp. to resignal and upgrade the automated people mover (APM) located within Hong Kong international airport.
Though not the only mode on display, streetcars dominated the APTA Expo 2011 floor show. Bombardier, Siemens, Kinkisharyo, Kawasaki, Brookville Equipment Corp., and United Streetcar all showed prototypes.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its new FASTRACK maintenance strategy has produced " unprecedented productivity gains." Under that strategy, while lines are closed overnight for track maintenance, a…
Faiveley Transport says it has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Graham‐White, a designer and manufacturer of compressed air drying technology and brake components for locomotives and…
Chesapeake, Va.-based INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. said Tuesday that, in partnership with Simtech, LLC, a supplier of customized electronic products, it has opened Superior Quality Manufacturing (SQM) to produce…
In long-range perspective, the story of North American passenger rail is one of extraordinary growth. The story isn’t over.
What's passenger rail's potential modal split in the U.S.? That's something to ponder as rail transit gathers strength in an auto-dependent nation during the 21st century. Even ardent pro-rail advocates…
The New York State Senate Monday confirmed Joseph Lhota as the new chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, replacing Jay Walder, who departed in October. Lhota had been serving as…
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