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APTA: LRT paces 2Q public transit ridership
Light rail transit ridership maintained its strong U.S. growth trend in the second quarter of 2012, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Tuesday. LRT ridershp rose 4.3% during the…
Second Avenue Subway blast work resumes
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said controlled blasting resumed on the Second Avenue Subway Friday, following an intensive investigation into the cause of an Aug. 21 incident below 72nd…
NYCT's aging Brightliners get a new gleam
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…
DOT: Prepare for new transit safety oversight
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…
Court dismissal of MTA tax could jeopardize finances
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…
D.C. to OIW sub: Another streetcar, please
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.
PB names director for transit and rail business
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 revamping trolley routes
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: Rail markets remain resilient
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 wins new AirTrain contract
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 wins SMART concrete tie order
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…
Siemens lands Hawaiian transit electrification contract
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…
Miami Metrorail airport link set to open
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.
PATH heads for new ridership record
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…
New York MTA unveils austerity budget
To achieve balanced operating budgets, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it must aggressively cut costs and raise fares and tolls.
In New York, ESA tunnel work is completed
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 gets Honolulu rail contract
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…
MTA restores or enhances service offerings
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…
CTA to modernize maintenance facilities
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…
Bechtel completes Dulles aerial guideway
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…
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