Rapid Transit

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board has approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the MTA reported on Oct. 30, 2015.
The National Railroad Hall of Fame has inducted Edward Gowen Budd, founder of the Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia in 1912. Bombardier Transportation, which acquired the Budd Co.’s…
Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman joined a panel of industry experts Oct. 26, 2015 at the National Press Club to highlight the need to make infrastructure planning and investment…
E. Virgil Conway, who served as New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman and as a member of the MTA Board, died Oct. 21, 2015, in Southampton, N.Y. He was 85.
Société de transport de Montréal (STM) on Oct. 23, 2015 announced a three-year capital expenditures program valued at more than C$2.8 billion (US$2.1 billion). The plan outlines spending from 2016-2018…
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 22, 2015 reported solid third-quarter 2015 results largely due to growth in the company’s Freight Group.
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Regional Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon, Sr. and SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., on Oct. 14, 2015 announced the promotion of Richard G.…
At Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Kevin Riddett of Siemens Mobility shared his views on the marketplace, on a variety of topics ranging from PTC and CBTC to high-speed passenger…
UITP (International Association of Public Transport), which represents 1,400 member agencies in 96 countries, has opened a new office in New York City “to support the growth in urban transit…
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 6, 2015 signed a definitive agreement with members of the Faiveley family to acquire approximately 51% of Faiveley Transport S.A., a provider of integrated systems and…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has selected Vix Technology, a global provider of smart ticketing and payment technology solutions, to implement a new, comprehensive fare payment system, the transit agency…
AngelTrax, a leading supplier of mobile video surveillance technology for the rail, student transit, waste management and law enforcement industries, welcomed on Sept. 28, 2015, transportation industry veteran Maritza Valentin…
Richard J. Marcus will support the management of complex transportation planning projects as a senior supervising planner in the Los Angeles office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced…
Metro de Panama has awarded Consórcio Línea, a Brazilian/Spanish consortium of Alstom, CIM, Sofratesa, Thales and TSO, a $2.2 billion contract to supply Line 2 of the Panama Metro system…
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a $3.1 million contract to Battelle to perform an Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) and provide safety certification support for the design and…
Delano Hamm has been named a supervising technical specialist in the New York City office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, with responsibility for overseeing and expediting changes to construction contracts…
HNTB Corp. has named Laura Mohr as a Vice President and Rail and Transit Group Director with responsibility for Southern California projects. She is based in Los Angeles.
The long-awaited, long-overdue extension of MTA New York City Transit’s extension of the No. 7 subway line to Manhattan’s far west side opened to the public on Sept. 13, 2015.…
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker joined Springfield, Mass., Mayor Domenic Sarno, CRRC (China Railway Rolling Stock Corp Ltd.) Vice President Weiping Yu, CRRC USA Rail Corp. Chairman and President Chuanhe Zhou…
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