Rapid Transit

The first two vehicles from a fleet of 20 four-car driverless trains being built by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for the Honolulu Metro arrived in Hawaii on March 24, 2016.
Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack on March 28, 2016 announced a new level of transparency at the MBTA, with the launching of the MBTA's Performance Dashboard.
OUTFRONT Media Inc., announced on March 24, 2016 the next deployment of its ON Smart Media platform with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), expanding the long-term relationship between…
Historic leadership changes are coming to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) Board. On March 23, 2016, Houston City Council members unanimously approved Mayor Sylvester Turner's appointment of…
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on March 21, 2016 celebrated the grand re-opening of the Government Center Station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking two years spent reconstructing the station…
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Acting New York City Transit Senior Vice President, Department of Subways Wynton Habersham has been appointed to the position permanently, marking the first African-American to lead the division. He is…
Hitachi Rail USA on March 17, 2016 officially opened its new 140,400-square-foot rail vehicle assembly plant in Medley, Fla., when the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Carlos Gimenez, inaugurated the facility…
The inaugural railcar from Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Fleet of the Future has been completed and is now headed on a cross-country journey from Bombardier's, Plattsburgh, N.Y. plant to…
A major electrical cable fire in a tunnel just outside the Washington Metro McPherson Square station early Monday, March 14, 2016 has led to the entire Metrorail system shutting down…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Lisa Maurath as Vice President and Area Manager of its Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure office.
In the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) on March 9, 2016 awarded a $1.31 billion contract to China-based CSR Sifang…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded a five-year contract to technology and media company Intersection for the rights to sell and manage transit advertising on its bus and light…
Kourosh Noori has joined Stantec as Rail and Transit Systems Lead, Canada. 
 He will serve as an authority on Transit & Rail Systems projects and provide guidance on managing…
Wabtec Corporation on Feb. 18, 2016 reported record results for fourth-quarter 2015, as higher sales in the company’s Freight Group more than offset lower sales in the Transit Group, which…
The Federal Transit Administration on Feb. 10, 2016 highlighted $3.5 billion recommended in President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 federal budget to advance the construction or completion of 31 public transit…
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) on Feb. 3, 2016 awarded a design-build contract to Archer Western Construction with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as the lead designer to overhaul…
As RTR Technologies’ new Vice President of Sales, Kevin Clyne is the go-to expert for mass transit and freight rail industries, as they get more aggressive in seeking technology to…
Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., has awarded ABB Canada’s power and automation technology division a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven ENVILINETM Energy Storage Systems (ESS) wayside energy…
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