Rapid Transit

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and the state Department of Transportation were poised Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, to approve a $566.6 million contract for CNR Changchun to supply 284 rapid transit…
As New York City’s subway ridership has improved, journalistic shorthand has routinely noted the system, easily the largest rapid transit system in the U.S., carries 5 million riders per weekday.…
William J. Ronan, generally acknowledged as the architect of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and who served as its first chairman, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at his…
Siemens has been awarded a contract worth approximately €25 million (US$32 million) by the state government of Nuevo León (Secretaría de Obras Públicas del Estado de Nuevo León) to equip…
Back about 30 months ago I explained why I, and a number of other rail transit supporters, were critical of a plan for "urban rail" then taking shape from the official planning process…
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has selected the Acumen Parsons Joint Venture (APJV) to provide general engineering services (GES) to over the next five years.
The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the…
Amidst Seattle's aggressive expansion of light rail transit and streetcar lines, some have insisted on revitalizing monorail transportation, which appeared in the city during its 1962 World's Fair.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has been told to go back to its proposed $32 billion five-year capital program and, in essence, perform a do-over.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to build an extension of PATH rapid transit service south of Newark-Penn Station…
As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a…
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and CEO Richard Ssrles says he will step down from his post in mid-January 2015, completing four years at the position.
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.
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