Rapid Transit

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…
Joint venture group Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog was awarded a $772 million contract Thursday by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board of directors to extend BART 10 miles south, into Santa…
U.S. public transportation trips increased 2.0% in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010, the American Public Transportation Association said Thursday—an increase of 52 million transit trips.…
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a preliminary 2012 capital investment program totaling $3.659 billion—“enough to keep priority capital programs moving forward and to…
A bipartisan group of 111 House members announced Tuesday it is urging President Obama to support a six-year transportation authorization. A letter to the President states that “short-term extensions fail…
It has long been a proud boast of passenger rail operators that their trains run when noting else does. That can be costly, as New York subways, which move five…
Both the House and Senate Thursday passed the Conference Report on a package of three appropriations bills, including the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related…
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released its Final Proposed Budget for 2012 as well as an updated four-year Financial Plan.
Chicago Transit Authority, joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Monday ceremonially unveiled the first new 5000-series rail cars, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, to be placed into regular revenue service.…
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