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Allen Wright, 1939-2015
Allen Wright, 76, a well-known and highly respected figure in the rail transit industry for more than 60 years, died at his home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Wabtec acquires Metalocaucho
Wabtec Corp. has acquired Metalocaucho, a European-based manufacturer of transit products, primarily rubber components for passenger car suspension and vibration control systems.
BART 2016 budget: $1.57 billion
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) board of directors on June 13, 2015 approved a Fiscal Year 2016 $1.57 billion combined operating and capital budget “designed to increase passenger capacity…
2015 PASSENGER RAIL GUIDE
Railway Age’s roundup of significant North American projects in all modes of passenger rail—regional/commuter, rapid transit, light rail, intercity and high/higher-speed.
Jerome Marullo joins Simmons-Boardman Railway Division
Jerome Marullo has joined the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. Railway Division as Eastern Regional Advertising Sales Manager, with responsibility for Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal. He…
Bianco to retire as NYCT president
MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 1, 2015. In his time as president, Bianco “transformed the agency’s organizational culture to align management…
Is there a plot against passenger trains?
Following Amtrak’s tragic wreck of Northeast Regional train 188, the news media, as expected, sprung into action, filling the airwaves and cyberspace and newspapers with speculation, analysis, sensationalism—and even some…
UP Express highlight of Global AirRail Conference
Toronto’s venerable Royal York Hotel, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, was the main setting for the 2015 Global AirRail Conference, held May 20-23, 2015. The hotel’s location was ideal,…
Parsons names Walker to key eastern U.S. post
Parsons Corp. has appointed of Jannet M. Walker as Vice President and Deputy Eastern Sector Manager of the company’s Rail and Transit Systems Division. She will be based in Jacksonville,…
Parsons lands O'Hare airport people-mover contract
The City of Chicago Department of Aviation has awarded a $310 million design-build contract to Parsons to replace and expand O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System (ATS) on a basis.
Metrorail back on track
Armed with a $1.14 billion capital plan, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority continues to expand and improve the storied Metrorail system.
PB names Papazoglou senior supervising engineer
Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Christopher Papazoglou a senior supervising engineer in its New York City office, with technical and managerial responsibilities on rail design projects in the New York region.…
Ontario’s Finch West LRT gets the go-ahead
On April 27, 2015, the Minister of Transportation of the Province of Ontario announced that construction would proceed on the 6.83-mile Finch West LRT project, located in the northwest suburbs…
Carolina Worrell joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City.
SANDAG releases 35-year regional plan
The San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Board of Directors released the draft version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which provides the big-picture vision of how the region…
Wabtec reports record first-quarter earnings
An 18% increase in sales combined with a 19% increase in earnings per diluted share compared to a year ago produced a record first-quarter 2015 for Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp.
Atkins expands in North America
U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh,…
Ontario on the move
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s…
Foxx sends long-term transportation bill to Congress
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, March, 2015 sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress, the "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure…
NYCT named in OSHA harassment ruling
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that an MTA New York City Transit supervisor discriminated against an employee for exercising his safety rights…
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