Rapid Transit

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…
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.…
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…
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.
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…
As Massachusetts officials celebrated the "topping off" ceremony of a $95 million new railcar manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass., last week, the factory's owner—China's CCRC—explained hiring plans: production workers will…
Two experienced rail transit professionals, Joseph Marie and Dave Schumacher, have been named by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to key management positions.
Huber & Suhner signed a five-year contract with Bombardier to be its main cable supplier.
LKG-CMC Inc. (LKG) has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development executive in the firm’s Glendale, Calif., headquarters, with responsibility for the transit and rail market sectors and…
Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) Infra has reached an agreement with CN to purchase infrastructure for its planned 41.5-mile (67 km) Metropolitan Electric Network…
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink…
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 18 that its customer Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) received the 2016 Innovation Award for the Ventra Mobile…
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
The first of 42 driverless metro trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for Lima metro Line 2 was loaded onto the MV Cerinthus at the port of Salerno…
Mexico City’s Collective Transport System (STC) has awarded a €164 million contract to CAF Mexico for 10 nine-car rubber-tired metro trains for Line 1.
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are jointly offering the Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing: Are We Where We Need to Be? conference in…
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule on August 11th.
The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) announced on August 10th its 2016 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award, also known as System of the Year, to Metro Transit.
Edward Fishman, an experienced attorney who specializes in infrastructure projects, principally in the transportation and logistics sector, has joined the Infrastructure Practice Group of Nossaman LLP as a Partner.
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