Las Vegas is connected to one of the hottest rail topics over the past year, a high-speed line connecting the gambler’s paradise with Los Angeles, but the city knows it also needs to take care of its own.
Author: Bill Wilson
Through April 30, Puget Sound regional residents are encouraged to provide input to the Sound Transit Board of Directors on priorities for managing an unprecedented financial environment in its work to advance voter-approved transit projects that are not already under construction.
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors has green-lighted a more detailed plan to provide “peak service” diesel-powered commuter rail transportation to Boulder and Longmont in Colorado.
In this episode of Rail Group On Air, RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with the leaders behind the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Mainline Expansion Project.
Dealing with an environmentally sensitive area, California’s high-speed rail project is polluting its budget, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Railway Age Engineering Editor and RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson takes a look back at 2020 and provides a forecast for 2021 based on responses from the RT&S State of the Industry survey. He also talks with HNTB’s Ronnie Hakim and Herzog’s Troy Elbert.
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) have embarked on Link21, described as “a transformational improvement program” that will connect BART with the region’s intercity, commuter and high-speed passenger rail systems while also “connecting people sustainably to employment opportunities and affordable housing throughout the 21-county Northern California Megaregion.”
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reported that five railroad crossings were eliminated and bridge and station upgrade work continued in 2020, as part of its LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) Expansion Project. The project will add a third, 9.8-mile track from Floral Park to Hicksville, N.Y., to reduce train congestion and delays.
CSX announced that the Columbia Tennessee Rail Site in Columbia, Tenn., has been designated a CSX Select Site.
Operations for the Purple Line project in Maryland will soon be back to normal. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) reached a $250 million settlement with three companies connected to the public-private partnership.