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MBTA and Schneider Electric announce 12% energy reduction goal
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, announced on June 1, 2016 it’s working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to cut utility bills and carbon…
No hovering on MBTA
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, commuter rail and commuter boats.
Off the drawing board, and onto the map: New York City's Second Avenue Subway.
Testing begins on Rio's Olympic metro line
Rio de Janeiro reached a milestone in its transport preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games on May 23, when the first test train traversed the new metro Line 4.
Infrastructure week unveiled
150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.”
Farley named senior associate of Gannett Fleming
David A. Farley, a vice president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems and the company'’s Southern California Transit Manager, was named a Gannett Fleming Senior Associate on May 16, 2016.
Ben Vient joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff adds Michael Valletta to NYC office
Michael L. Valletta has been appointed director of project delivery for the New York City office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Valletta is responsible for overseeing…
Parsons elevates Dhaliwal to SVP International
Parsons has appointed Harjinder S. “Harj” Dhaliwal as Senior Vice President, International Rail Transit & Systems, with responsibility for the business unit and its operations outside of the U.S. He…
FTA tightens safety screws on WMATA
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on May 7, 2016 issued an “urgent safety directive” to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) just one day after the agency released a…
MBTA targeting energy costs in FY 2017
Continuing efforts begun in 2012 with the purchase of a wind turbine generator at the Kingston rail layover facility, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority projects a further reduction of energy…
Kansas City opens downtown light rail line
Kansas City, Mo., celebrated the return of light rail to its streets after a 59-year hiatus on May 6th with the opening of a 2.2-mile line from River Market via…
FAA may fly onto more tracks
The Federal Aviation Administration opened public comments on May 3, 2016 for a proposed funding change that could benefit passenger rail development around airports.
For FTA, A MOD Sandbox
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on May 3, 2016 an opportunity to apply for $8 million in federal funding for projects “that demonstrate innovative…
Prototype HART trainset unveiled
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) on May 2, 2016 publicly unveiled the prototype four-car driverless trainset for the new Honolulu Metro, which is schedule to open in about…
APTA: Melaniphy quits; White named interim head
Michael P. Melaniphy has resigned as President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, effective April 29. APTA Vice President-Member Services Richard A. White is Acting President and CEO…
Keolis proposes system to reduce MBTA fare evasion
At the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board meeting, which took place on April 25, 2016, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion…
BART: Testing equipment wire caused crash, not car or operators
According to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials, there was no malfunction of the train car and no operator error April 22, 2016 when a car being used for operator…
Gov. Deal signs legislation to expand MARTA system
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on April 26, 2016 signed S.B. 369, a landmark bill that empowers the City of Atlanta to hold a fall ballot referendum asking voters to support…
Miami proposes six new urban rail lines
The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted a resolution on April 21, 2016 endorsing the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan, which envisages the construction of six new urban…
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