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Detroit transit services contract to PB
The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for on-call services for transit infrastructure improvements in the Detroit area.
Parsons acquires Delcan
Parsons Corp. has acquired Markham, Ontario-based Delcan Corp., an international multidisciplinary engineering, planning, management, and technology firm that provides a broad range of integrated systems and infrastructure solutions to the…
MTA NYCT Fulton Center to open in June
Opening ceremonies for MTA New York City Transit's Fulton Center are scheduled for June 26, 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority noted Monday, March 24.
LA Union Station rehab work proceeds
Los Angeles' Union Station main entrance closed for repair work on Monday, March 17, 2014, part of a larger effort by Metro to restore the historic station to a state…
Ontario premier affirms transit fund
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has pledged that the province's upcoming fiscal budget will include a dedicated transit fund, though sources for such a fund remain unclear, given that Wynne has…
APTA calls for $100 billion in transit investment
At its 2014 Legislative Conference, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation bill that is set to expire at the end of September. The…
Axion International gets second Russian order
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said Tuesday, March 11, 2014 it has "a second purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Russia and installed in track with a…
APTA touts 2013 public transit ridership
More Americans relied on public transit (bus and rail) in 2013 than in any year since 1956, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 10, 2014.
Proposed FY15 budget bolsters New Starts
President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally…
MTA sets Safety Committee, Chief Safety Officer
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 it is creating the position of Chief Safety Officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to Chairman and…
PATH opens WTC Platform A
PATH personnel handed out notices to passengers Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, heralding the opening of the first permanent (or "modernized") platform at its World Trade Center Station in lower…
ISR names Orellana Director, Communications and Wireless/Radio Frequency Technologies
Integrated Strategic Resources (ISR), a woman-owned business providing professional services specializing in systems integration management, communications networks, and applications and electronic security, has appointed Eduardo Orellana as Director, Communications and…
Court decisions clear way for Honolulu rail
Two court victories for Hawaii pro-rail forces on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, have removed significant obstacles confronting the controversial $5.26 billion Honolulu Rail Transit project designed to serve the island…
Fly/drive focus aids U.S. weather wimpdom
The winds at my back from the north actually aided my trip to work this snowy Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, also allowing me great visibility since the snow also attacked…
Wabtec to acquire Fandstan Electric
In a cash deal worth approximately $215 million, Wabtec Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire London, England-based Fandstan Electric Group Ltd.
Phase One WMATA Silver Line work completed
Phase 1 construction and testing of Washington, D.C.'s Silver Line Metro project has been completed, according to documents submitted by contractors on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
PTC needs prompt PATH weekend closure
PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH…
Poll perpetuates Scarborough Line fracas
Public opinion over the future of Toronto Transit Commission's Scarborough Line apparently continues to vacillate, with a new poll suggesting light rail transit (LRT) once again is favored over a…
DOT shuffles Rogoff, McMillan to fill vacancy
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been appointed Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Appropriations bill: For rail, some gains, some losses
Congress finalized the Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, and President Obama was expected to sign the bill Saturday, Jan. 18. Rail programs—with a few notable exceptions—have…
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