Rapid Transit

Introduced to service 48 years ago, New York City Transit's original fleet of 600 Budd-built R-32 cars—dubbed the Brightliners for their gleaming stainless steel bodies—has dwindled to 232 scarred survivors working on the…
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is alerting U.S. transit operators "to prepare to meet new federal regulations that the Department plans on proposing in the near future. " LaHood offered the…
Railway Age Publisher Jonathan Chalon and I were in the field Aug. 29 visiting a short line railroad in New England, a pleasant and informative experience in itself that we'll…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Aug. 23 it would appeal the decision by a state Supreme Court judge that a state tax on suburban businesses to help finance regional…
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has ordered a third streetcar from United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Clackamas, Ore.-based Oregon Iron Works, at a cost of $2.9 million.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Tuesday said Paul Skoutelas, a seven-year PB veteran, has been appointed director of the firm's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC).
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System next month will alter its operations pattern for the San Diego Trolley, aiming to eliminate some transfers and improve travel times.
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday that its Transportation unit had a strong second quarter, though earnings were off slightly due to the timing of large deliveries.
Bombardier Transportation announced Friday that it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to provide operations and maintenance services for the AirTrain system…
L.B. Foster Co. announced Thursday a contract to provide 89,175 of its CXTA Concrete Ties for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project. The CXT ties, equipped for Pandrol Fastclip…
Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture has awarded the Rail Electrification business unit of Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector (which also includes Siemens Mobility) a contract to provide the electrification for Honolulu’s…
Sunday's official coming of Metrorail service to the Miami Intermodal Center will integrate Miami-Dade County's rapid transit system with Miami International Airport.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey says PATH ridership through the first six months of 2012 was 4% ahead of last year and "on pace to set a…
To achieve balanced operating budgets, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it must aggressively cut costs and raise fares and tolls.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority says tunnel boring for its East Side Access project has been completed, clearing the way for infrastructure work, including laying track, for eventual Long Island…
L.B. Foster Co. said Wednesday it has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the construction of the Honolulu Authority…
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday said it would add or extend regional rail, subway, and bus services, most of which had been curtailed or discontinued due to earlier budget…
Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday to mark the launch of a $205 million program to rehabilitate and modernize the agency's rail and bus…
A Bechtel-led team has completed construction of a three-mile aerial guideway that is part of the 11.7 mile alignment in Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. The guideway will carry…
Wabtec Corp. announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of Tec Tran Corp., which manufactures hydraulic braking systems and related components.
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