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Wabtec acquires Brazilian manufacturer
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…
Amid strike, Bombardier moves three Rockets
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…
MTA: Second Avenue Subway, second phase, please
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…
InnoTrans touts "Future Mobility Park"
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,…
Louis Berger lands Panama City Metro Line 2 management contract
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…
New York MTA facing $12 billion capital shortfall
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 joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
TfL extends fare collection contract with Cubic
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.…
Cubic awarded WMATA SmarTrip® contract
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…
Moscow subway derailment kills 20
A Moscow subway train derailed in a tunnel about 200 yards from the Slavic Boulevard metro stop, killing 20 people and injuring at least 100 others, many critically, early Tuesday…
Strike hits Bombardier Thunder Bay plant
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.
Los Angeles: For rail, and for real
Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options.
Lose rail vote? Comeback may be sooner than you think
When a community decides that a new rail transit system is essential to meet its mobility needs, it's not enough to design a good project. You've got to find a…
Vincent Lombardi joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Vincent Lombardi a Supervisory Resident Engineer in its New York City office to oversee construction of the entrance to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue…
Cubic launches consultancy subsidiary
Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Urban Insights Associates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic described as “a consulting and services practice aimed at helping the transportation industry achieve greater…
Study: Rail transit and business startups
A new research report from the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, “Transit Access and the Agglomeration of New Firms: A Case Study of Portland and Dallas,” examines why new businesses…
2014 Passenger Rail Planner’s Guide
Railway Age's annual compilation spotlights the ever-growing number of cities or regions adding or expanding passenger rail services and equipment.
SEPTA tests all-night weekend service
Two rapid transit lines in Philadelphia will commence round-the-clock weekend service beginning June 15, 2014, as part of a pilot program initiated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
More Sandy relief funds for NJT, PATH
The Department of Transportation has awarded a combined $235 million in federal grants to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy inflicted on New Jersey Transit and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail…
New roles for Wabtec’s Neupaver, Betler
Wabtec Corp. has named Albert J. Neupaver Executive Chairman and promoted Raymond T. Betler to President and CEO, effective May 14, 2014. Betler was also appointed to the Wabtec Board…
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