Rapid Transit

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/Chief Executive, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with…
C-Can Power Systems Inc., manufacturer of the RLW-Series of Switching and Signaling chargers, is offering the 12VDC/600 watt signaling charger with Ethernet connection.
Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Charlie Guess has been named construction services manager for the West region of engineering and professional services organization WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Michael Barbour, PE, has joined HNTB Corp.’s Southern California team as Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President, with responsibility for the California High-Speed Rail Construction Package 4 project, where…
MTA New York City Transit is qualifying the TRANSIS®-Train communications system from CSiT, a supplier of integrated communication and security technology for transit, under a loan agreement. TRANSIS®-Train is powered…
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions.
Former Bombardier Transportation executive Andrew Robbins has been named executive director and chief executive of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) has a new President and Managing Director, as well as three new board members.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced it would buy rival CH2M Hill Cos. Ltd. for $3.27 billion in cash and stock.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP), “to facilitate public-private partnerships for public transportation capital projects that will help the…
The Maryland Transit Administration awarded a joint venture of Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS USA, Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners (HABRP), a contract worth $400.5 million to provide a…
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao appointed David Horner and Steve McMillin to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.
Wabtec Corp. in reporting results on July 25 for the second quarter of 2017, noted a sales increase of nearly 30% and revised its guidance for the remainder of 2017…
Metrolinx, the Ontario Government’s transit agency, has dropped its appeal of the court decision earlier this year that had prevented the authority from cancelling a C$770 million order with Bombardier…
Rio Grande Pacific Dispatch (RGPD), formerly Nebraska Central Dispatch, has rebranded with a new name and logo, to strengthen its connection to parent company Rio Grande Pacific Corp., and more…
Talgo USA Inc. in June received the first of 74 Metro Red Line A650 HRV rapid transit cars from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) in its Milwaukee facility,…
AECOM is set to acquire Shimmick Construction. While the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, the companies expect to close in AECOM's fiscal fourth quarter.
Sweeping management changes continue at WSP USA, the Montreal-based company that acquired Parsons Brinckerhoff and in May dropped the iconic PB name. Three key positions have been filled in the…
On July 6, four days before major track refurbishment work begins at Pennsylvania Station New York, the nation’s busiest passenger rail facility, yet another incident—the third in four months—occurred when…
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