Rapid Transit

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone…
The consortium composed of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport, together with the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM), unveiled Montreal's new metro cars Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 exercised an option worth $638.9 million for an additional 365 cars from Bombardier Transportation, as part of BART's "fleet of the…
British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since…
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
SYSTRA USA has named Susannah Kerr Adler, AIA, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.
Completion of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on MTA New York City Transit's No. 7 Flushing Line has been delayed from the fourth quarter of 2016 until the second quarter of…
Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by…
The European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to reinforce ties between the European and American rail sectors.”
The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, objected strongly to a downgrade of its credit rating made last week by Moody's Investors Service.
The back-and-forth decision-making involving the fate of Toronto's Scarborough Line rehabilitation has cost Ontario at least C$68 million (US$65 million) in contract costs, including penalties, claimed by Bombardier Transportation, a…
Bicycles will be allowed aboard BART trains at all times, including rush hours, following a unanimous vote Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 by the BART Board of Directors to lift existing…
Management and union negotiators reached a deal late Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 to end the four-day strike affecting BART service in the San Francisco Bay area.
It’s “Febreeze for trains”: a new product from Stage 8 designed to eliminate those awful odors that accompany a trash-carrying train (freight or transit, like the NYC Transit trash train…
Six months of labor negotiations between BART employees and management failed to yield enough agreement to avoid a strike, with BART workers walking off the job Friday, Oct. 18, 2013,…
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
BART trains will continue to operate through most of the weekend of Oct. 12-13, 2013, as union representatativs and management agreed to extend contract talks late Thursday, Oct. 10, in…
The Chicago Transit Authority moved Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, to restore and retain, for now, use of magnetic strip cards in CTA vending machines, after two days of only offering…
Big cities can tout big projects. San Francisco keeps expanding its rail reach and effectiveness in big-city fashion out of proportion to its actual size.
Toronto's City Council Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, voted 24-to-20 to endorse revamping the Scarborough Line as an extension of the city's subway system, giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a political…
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