New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to move forward on a proposed Interborough Express service running from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Jackson Heights, Queens; a yearlong study confirms service feasibility.
New York MTA acting CEO and Board Chair Janno Lieber on Jan. 20 was confirmed by the state Senate to serve in those roles; also confirmed, Elizabeth Velez as an MTA Board member.
The Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) on Jan. 20 announced new ratings for six projects seeking funding from the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program—one was for the Hudson Tunnel Project and the others for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects.
The two sets intended for Chicago-Milwaukee passenger rail service will now operate in Lagos commuter service.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) on Jan. 20 certified the Burbank to Los Angeles Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS), approving the approximately 14-mile section of the 500-mile Phase 1 high speed rail alignment connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.
Twenty projects—10 rail-specific—will share $11.03 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants through the Pilot Program for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planning.
Kansas City, Mo.-based Custom Truck One Source has expanded its reach in the Canadian market and its railroad-related equipment offerings with the $46 million acquisition of HiRail Leasing Group.
Trains are now set to start operating on the new line in 2023.
Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld has given notice that he will retire in six months, WMATA Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg reported on Jan 18.