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The "public" in rail public transportation
Do the U.S. rail transit industry, Amtrak, and advocates of rail public transportation have a stake in the current Washington crisis over the federal budget and government shutdown? A stake…
MTA seeks $106 billion over 20 years
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority seeks to continue upgrading its rail infrastructure – along with other public transit – by requesting $106 billion during the next 20 years.
Simonetta inducted into APTA Hall of Fame
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has inducted Richard J. Simonetta into its Hall of Fame. Simonetta was selected to receive this honor “based on his commitment to and support…
NYCT expanding Wi-Fi in the subway
Transit Wireless has awarded a contract to Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) to supply the architecture for Phase 2 of the extensive project to bring Wi-Fi to the New York City…
Harper backs Toronto Scarborough subway
Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 that the federal government will support Ontario province's desire to convert Toronto's Scarborough Line into subway rapid rail.
More digital kiosks set for New York subways
Encouraged by results a pilot program tested in five key subway stations, MTA New York City Transit will add 120 additional digital kiosks at 21 subway stations by year's end,…
New president for MTA New York City Transit
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 that he has appointed Carmen Bianco as president of MTA New York City…
MTA CEO outlines proposed capital program
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, divulged details of MTA's proposed $29 billion capital program over the next five years, part of a…
PATH extension to get New Jersey nudge
Nearly a year after PATH and parent Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) announced plans to study a PATH extension toward (not to) Newark Liberty International Airport,…
Railroad property rights: Routinely ignored
Lots of New Jersey PATH riders headed for work early this Sept. 11, 2013, eager or anxious to get to and through PATH's World Trade Center Station and avoid the…
Maryland to fund Baltimore Red Line
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, that the Old Line State will allocate $689 million to Baltimore's planned light rail Red Line, as part of a $1.5…
Ontario: Scarborough should be subway line
Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, the province will pursue subway rapid transit as the mode for the controversial Scarborough Line in Toronto.
SYSTRA ramps up technical expertise
SYSTRA announced on Sept. 3 that it has “recently strengthened its team by bringing on new technical experts across a variety of rail engineering and operations analysis disciplines.”
RTA Board OKs Chicagoland strategic plan
Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.
MARTA weighs North Fulton County extension
Atlanta's Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is considering extending transit service roughly parallel with Georgia State Highway 400 in North Fulton County, with MARTA rapid rail, light rail, or…
Old cross-borough transit plan gets new push
New York’s Regional Plan Association has revived an old idea, “Tri-Boro RX,” which would link three New York City boroughs with rail transit in a circumferential route around Manhattan.
CTA taps PB for construction management
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has awarded it a to provide construction management services for transit projects throughout the CTA system.
Parsons names western sector railroad construction head
Parsons has named W. Scott Harral, P.E., CCM, as its western sector railroad construction manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the construction of rail and transit systems projects in…
Group seeks revived Queens, N.Y., rail route
In Queens, N.Y., the Queens Public Transit Committee for the Reactivation of Rockaway Beach Line plans a media event Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in order to emphasize public support for…
CTA OKs car overhaul contracts
Chicago Transit Authority's Board of Directors has approved two contracts purchasing replacement and upgrade parts for CTA's 2100-series rail car fleet, totaling about $166 million.
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