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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,…
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.
New focus on catering and comfort services at InnoTrans 2014
At InnoTrans 2014, Sept. 23-26, 2014, in Berlin, Germany, catering service providers and manufacturers of catering systems and comfort products will be exhibiting products and services that are tailored to…
For CTA 7000 Series, improved seating
As part of a continuing plan to modernize its railcar fleet, the Chicago Transit Authority has developed a new railcar seating configuration for its next generation of railcars, the 7000…
LACMTA taps Atkins for engineering needs
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of Metro's rail network operations, maintenance, and expansion plans,…
Bombardier Transportation aids parent’s 2Q
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, that adjusted net income for the company's second quarter was US$158 million, or nine U.S. cents per share, in line with Wall Street…
MTA lands insurance protection for storms
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced July 31, 2013 that it has secured $200 million of insurance protection to help "pay for future repairs for damage to its infrastructure,…
Changing of the guard at Interfleet Technology
Interfleet Technology Inc. North America President Larry Kelterborn will be stepping down from his current position effective Aug. 1 2013, assuming a consultant role. Parent company SNC-Lavalin Transportation Senior Vice…
BASF Corp. debuts transit-oriented website
Wyandotte, Mich.-based BASF Corp. announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013 it had launched a new website targeting public transportation use and BASF's product offerings serving the sector.
APTA to honor nine for sustainability
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.
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