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MARTA issues RFI for new metro train fleet
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has issued requests for information by Aug. 30, 2016 for a fleet of new trains and for the life-extension of two-thirds of its existing…
MassDOT creates Director of Sustainable Mobility role
Jackie DeWolfe has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Sustainable Mobility for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Carlos Tarazaga joins AZTEC
AZTEC Engineering announced Carlos Tarazaga has joined its Rail and Transit Practice.
São Paulo plans metro privatisation
The governor of the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, says he wants to privatize six of the nine existing or planned metro and monorail lines serving the city…
MBTA issues RFQ for automated fare collection system
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Monday issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based…
MTA’s U.S. Employment Plan for new subways aims for 33,165 U.S. jobs
Jobs to Move America updates the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s upcoming purchase of 940 subway cars with this number: up to 33,165 U.S. jobs could be supported.
MTA’s new role in Zika fight: Skeeter slayers
The state of New York is implementing aggressive initiatives to fight the Zika virus and partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to combat the virus in the subway system.
MBTA lights up solar infrastructure initiative
The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a plan on August 1 allowing for the installation of solar energy generating equipment at 37 T-owned parking facilities.
PATH reaches ridership records
PATH ridership in June reached its highest monthly total ever, with nearly 7 million people entering the turnstiles system-wide – a 3.6% increase over June 2015, the Port Authority of…
MTA NYCT chooses Canarsie Tunnel full-closure option
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is opting for a full 18-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel, versus a three-year partial shutdown, to rebuild the tunnel, which…
New Latin American leadership at WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on July 25, 2016 named Jorge A. Chaves Dominguez as President and Asdrubal Montenegro as Chief Financial Officer of its Latin America region.
Wabtec reports 2Q16 results, updates full-year guidance
Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues.
New trains and higher frequencies for Lima metro
Lima metro Line 1 is set to benefit from a significant increase in capacity under an addendum to the concession contract between the Peruvian government and the GyM-Ferrovias consortium, which…
Davis appointed contracts manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Ryan Davis has been appointed a contracts manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
USDOT constructs Build America Bureau
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant…
Next-generation New York MTA R-211 cars previewed
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled on July 18th the design features of 1,025 “new and reimagined” subway cars—including enhancements to the exteriors and interiors of current-design cars, and…
Canada and Quebec say "oui" to transit infrastructure
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard have confirmed the ratification of the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water…
Brookville's Liberty streetcar to Dallas for the 4th
Brookville Equipment Corporation shipped its third of four American-manufactured Liberty Streetcars on order to the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) this week, marking the completion of…
BART unveils new train for upcoming service to Antioch
The BART to Antioch Extension Project marked another milestone June 30, with BART unveiling its new diesel-powered multiple-unit trains, soon to be seen linking Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch down Highway…
Montreal electrifies start of tendering
CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C5.5 billion ($US4.26 billion) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) project in Montreal to qualify candidates to bid for…
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