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New York MTA facing $12 billion capital shortfall
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which accounts for approximately 25% of all rail transit spending in the U.S., is staring at a potential $12 billion shortfall in its proposed…
Zafar Alikhan joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
TfL extends fare collection contract with Cubic
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system.…
Cubic awarded WMATA SmarTrip® contract
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded an $8 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to convert its existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload…
Moscow subway derailment kills 20
A Moscow subway train derailed in a tunnel about 200 yards from the Slavic Boulevard metro stop, killing 20 people and injuring at least 100 others, many critically, early Tuesday…
Strike hits Bombardier Thunder Bay plant
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.
Los Angeles: For rail, and for real
Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options.
Lose rail vote? Comeback may be sooner than you think
When a community decides that a new rail transit system is essential to meet its mobility needs, it's not enough to design a good project. You've got to find a…
Vincent Lombardi joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Vincent Lombardi a Supervisory Resident Engineer in its New York City office to oversee construction of the entrance to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue…
Cubic launches consultancy subsidiary
Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Urban Insights Associates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic described as “a consulting and services practice aimed at helping the transportation industry achieve greater…
Study: Rail transit and business startups
A new research report from the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, “Transit Access and the Agglomeration of New Firms: A Case Study of Portland and Dallas,” examines why new businesses…
2014 Passenger Rail Planner’s Guide
Railway Age's annual compilation spotlights the ever-growing number of cities or regions adding or expanding passenger rail services and equipment.
SEPTA tests all-night weekend service
Two rapid transit lines in Philadelphia will commence round-the-clock weekend service beginning June 15, 2014, as part of a pilot program initiated by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
More Sandy relief funds for NJT, PATH
The Department of Transportation has awarded a combined $235 million in federal grants to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy inflicted on New Jersey Transit and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail…
New roles for Wabtec’s Neupaver, Betler
Wabtec Corp. has named Albert J. Neupaver Executive Chairman and promoted Raymond T. Betler to President and CEO, effective May 14, 2014. Betler was also appointed to the Wabtec Board…
Axion gets third Russian order for ECOTRAX ties
Axion International Holdings, Inc. has received a third purchase order from Russia of its ECOTRAX® rail ties, and the second from a Moscow-based transit system, the company said Tuesday, May…
GE Transportation lands Singapore CBTC contract
GE Transportation said Monday, May 5, 2014 it has been selected by Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply fully automated driverless train control and signaling solutions for the Thomson…
MTA HQ tests energy storage system
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has officially launched a "next-generation energy storage system," designed to allow the agency to function in the event of power disruptions from various sources.
Thales to modernize W. Va. University PRT
Thales said Tuesday, April 29, 2014 it has been awarded a contract by West Virginia University to modernize the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network operating on the university's Morgantown, W.…
Wabtec reports record first quarter
Wabtec Corp. on Wednesday, April 22, 2014 reported record results for first-quarter 2014 and affirmed its 2014 guidance for earnings per diluted share of about $3.45, with revenues expected to…
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