Rapid Transit

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…
At least two weeks ahead of schedule, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) resumed normal subway service on New York City Transit's R Line on Monday morning, Sept. 15, 2014,…
Workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario facility are expected to vote Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2014, on an agreement that would end an eight-week strike, crippling the company's delivery…
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has awarded $92 million worth of contracts to unnamed suppliers for the materials needed to overhaul the agency’s second-oldest railcars, the 3200-series, as part of…
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.
Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 it and its subsidiaries will exhibit in Stand No. 103. Hall 1.2, at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, being held Sept.…
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s massive World Trade Center PATH transportation hub in Lower Manhattan, designed by famed architect Santiago Calatrava, is about one year away…
Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business.
Huber+Suhner said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 it has been tapped by Thales to supply the latter company "with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the…
Representatives of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) and the Federal Transit Administration, along with Cleveland city officials, gathered Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to herald…
Innotrans 2014, the global gathering on transport technology to take place in Berlin, Germany, from Sept. 23-26, 2014, will include a trade fair segment entitled Tunnel Construction in Hall 5.2.…
Wabtec Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products based in Monte Alto, Brazil. Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec did…
A strike by 900 workers continues at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant, but the company still moved the first three of 420 Toronto Rocket subway cars for delivery to…
Signaling a commitment to continued subway expansion, Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO and Chairman Thomas Prendergast has requested funding for Phase 2 of New York City Transit's Second Avenue Subway, long…
Modal options, some only distantly related to rail, some purportedly transcending rail, will be featured at the "Future Mobility Park" hosted by InnoTrans 2014, scheduled to take place Sept. 23-26,…
Morristown, N.J.-based Louis Berger, as part of the Consorcio PML2, has signed a five-year, $32 million contract to oversee construction of the Panama City Metro Line 2, Central America’s first…
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which accounts for approximately 25% of all rail transit spending in the U.S., is staring at a potential $12 billion shortfall in its proposed…
Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system.…
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded an $8 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to convert its existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload…
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