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Parsons’ Walker Ford elected to APTA Board of Directors
Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and North America Director of Policy and Strategic Programs at Parsons, has been elected to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors.
FLIR unveils FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor
FLIR Systems, Inc. unveiled Sept. 20 the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside railway passenger vehicles. The FLIR RSX-F uses the FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and high-definition…
More new faces at WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed three new executives to its North American rail transit and transportation and infrastructure businesses.
School's in: MBTA expands Student Pass
Under an expansion of the Student Pass program approved by the MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board, as this new school year begins, students with a Student CharlieCard will pay…
Cubic aims to go faster than the turnstile
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, along with a diverse team of industry and academic partners, announced Sept. 14 a working collaboration to develop a prototype…
MTA’s Prendergast at NGTC: “Nothing more important than CBTC and PTC”
As an agency with extensive rapid transit (New York City Transit) and regional/commuter rail (Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North) networks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is deeply involved…
Ineco consortium to supervise Mexico City metro extension
A consortium of Ineco, Spain, its Mexican subsidiary Inecomex, Spain’s infrastructure manager Adif, and Cal y Mayor y Asociados, Mexico, have been awarded a contract to supervise the construction of…
Strato among top New Jersey businesses
Long-time rail industry supplier Strato, Inc., which designs and manufactures airbrake hose and components, freight and passenger car parts, castings and fabrications and provides custom product design and engineering services,…
APTA study: Transit ten times safer than autos
The most effective life-saving traffic safety tool for a commuter and a community may be the daily metro transit pass. A new study released by the American Public Transportation Association…
Driggs driving program management at WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Richard Driggs President of its new Program Management sector, with responsibility for building a program management organization across all of the company’s markets in…
New York MTA receives first R179 subway car
The first of 300 Bombardier R179 cars ordered by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the MTA New York City Transit B Division subway was unloaded at 207th Street…
HNTB appoints Rago to senior-level post
HNTB has named Joseph Rago, PE, CEM, LEED as Senior Project Manager and Associate Vice President in the firm’s Northeast Division rail and transit practice. He will be based in…
DART from your plane to a train
Airline passengers arriving at Love Field in Dallas, Tex., have a convenient way to plan their use of Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s public transportation system before leaving the airport.
LKG-CMC appoints Wray Given to key post
Environmental, planning, engineering and program/construction management firm LKG-CMC, Inc., has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development leader, with responsibility for the transit, rail, and transit/rail facilities market…
Shepherd named rail market lead at Michael Baker
Michael Baker International has named Bonnie D. Shepherd as Senior Vice President and National Market Lead in the firm’s Railroad and Transit practice, based in Baltimore.
First day of school in Chicago: Priceless
In an effort to encourage school attendance, Chicago officials and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) are again offering all students and accompanying adults free bus and train rides on the…
Chicago order fuels 126% growth for China's CRRC
First, in 2014, a $567 million system-wide car order for Boston's MBTA. Then, this year, the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, valued at $1.31 billion.…
FTA guiding Buy America requirements from 60% to 70%
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Sept. 1, 2016 issued its final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers how to implement a phased increase in…
BART: Revised wheel profile quiets flange squeal
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is implementing a revised wheel tread profile across its entire fleet of rapid transit railcars to reduce flange squeal and improve ride quality.
LACMTA hyphenates with Ernst & Young for P-P P
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has contracted with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to help Metro select the best delivery methods possible for advancing major transportation…
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