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Proposed FY15 budget bolsters New Starts
President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally…
MTA sets Safety Committee, Chief Safety Officer
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 it is creating the position of Chief Safety Officer, a new senior management post reporting directly to Chairman and…
PATH opens WTC Platform A
PATH personnel handed out notices to passengers Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, 2014, heralding the opening of the first permanent (or "modernized") platform at its World Trade Center Station in lower…
ISR names Orellana Director, Communications and Wireless/Radio Frequency Technologies
Integrated Strategic Resources (ISR), a woman-owned business providing professional services specializing in systems integration management, communications networks, and applications and electronic security, has appointed Eduardo Orellana as Director, Communications and…
Court decisions clear way for Honolulu rail
Two court victories for Hawaii pro-rail forces on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, have removed significant obstacles confronting the controversial $5.26 billion Honolulu Rail Transit project designed to serve the island…
Fly/drive focus aids U.S. weather wimpdom
The winds at my back from the north actually aided my trip to work this snowy Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, also allowing me great visibility since the snow also attacked…
Wabtec to acquire Fandstan Electric
In a cash deal worth approximately $215 million, Wabtec Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire London, England-based Fandstan Electric Group Ltd.
Phase One WMATA Silver Line work completed
Phase 1 construction and testing of Washington, D.C.'s Silver Line Metro project has been completed, according to documents submitted by contractors on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
PTC needs prompt PATH weekend closure
PATH weekend train service between New Jersey points and downtown Manhattan will cease for 45 weekends during this year, in order to expedite installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), PATH…
Poll perpetuates Scarborough Line fracas
Public opinion over the future of Toronto Transit Commission's Scarborough Line apparently continues to vacillate, with a new poll suggesting light rail transit (LRT) once again is favored over a…
DOT shuffles Rogoff, McMillan to fill vacancy
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been appointed Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Appropriations bill: For rail, some gains, some losses
Congress finalized the Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, and President Obama was expected to sign the bill Saturday, Jan. 18. Rail programs—with a few notable exceptions—have…
Railway Age's 2014 Passenger Railcar Outlook
The customer pool for North American passenger car suppliers keeps growing, as Railway Age reports in its January 2014 issue.
APTA: Transit ridership up in 3Q, year-to-date
The American Public Transportation Association says Americans continue to turn to public transit in increasing numbers, totaling 2.7 billion trips in the third quarter, up 1.5% from the comparable period…
HNTB marks 100th anniversary
HNTB Corp. on Jan. 14, 2014 is officially recognizing its 100th anniversary.
Salpeas, Steven LaRocco advance at Parsons
Passenger rail veterans Takis Salpeas and Steven A. LaRocco have advanced to new positions in the Rail & Transit Systems Division of Parsons, effective immediately.
New NYC DOT chief: Polly Trottenberg
Polly Trottenberg, familiar to the rail industry in her role as Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will serve as the Transportation Commissioner for New York…
Public transit tax break slashed for 2014
U.S. public transit users headed for work, school, or other tasks as 2014 began once again were receiving unequal fiscal pre-tax transport treatment from the federal government, something that was…
NYCT VakTrak due for overhaul
After years of sucking up tons of track debris from the underground portions of the subway system, one of MTA New York City Transit’s (NYCT) two vacuum trains is receiving…
MTA seeks Buy America waiver for SAS
The Federal Transit Administration is considering a Buy America waiver submitted by New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) "for the Pad and Rubber Boot of a Concrete Block for a…
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