Rapid Transit

CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C5.5 billion ($US4.26 billion) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) project in Montreal to qualify candidates to bid for…
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations from the public transportation safety community for TRACS (Transit Advisory Committee for Safety) membership.
The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to include a menu of significant Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transit improvement projects on a Nov. 8 ballot referendum, which if…
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the…
Wynne Davis has joined the Washington D.C. office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior rail and transit specialist, providing clients with program management and strategic advisory services.
William “Bill” Crosbie has rejoined Parsons Corp. as Senior Vice President and Business Development Director for its Transport Division, which provides full-service engineering and management services in rail transit, ports…
The Canadian government says it remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities and help grow the economy.
HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across…
The Chicago Transit Authority is creating a Heritage Fleet program, an effort to preserve and celebrate more than 100 years of history of the CTA and its predecessor companies.
The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of $874.6 million to Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, for implementation of the…
Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
The province of Ontario is providing C$205 million (US$160 million) to help advance work for the Yonge North Subway Extension and the proposed Relief Line to help manage congestion on…
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced on June 8, 2016 that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the top federal oversight agency for transit agencies, gave the CTA a perfect score…
The government of the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced on June 7 that TC-Linha 4 Amarela, a consortium of Comsa and Tiisa Infraestrutura e Investimentos, has been selected to…
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) on June 6, 2016 announced the launch of NextTraffic™ transportation and traffic management system. The announcement took place at the ITS European Congress held in Glasgow,…
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, announced on June 1, 2016 it’s working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to cut utility bills and carbon…
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, commuter rail and commuter boats.
Off the drawing board, and onto the map: New York City's Second Avenue Subway.
Rio de Janeiro reached a milestone in its transport preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games on May 23, when the first test train traversed the new metro Line 4.
150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.”
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