MBTA Commuter Rail is moving toward a “regional rail” model with its new spring service schedule going into effect April 5. In addition, the Executive Office of the Massachusetts Governor is inviting Request for Responses (RFR) to conduct a “Study on the Post-Pandemic Future of Work and Life in the Commonwealth.”
Sister companies Knorr Brake Company (KBC) and New York Air Brake (NYAB) have introduced the jointly developed EE-26™ electropneumatic passenger rail brake system, which they say “is engineered for safety, performance, uptime and lower total cost of ownership.”
This feature article original appeared on the United States Department of Homeland Security website.
HDR advisors have helped three transit agencies secure a total of $1.23 billion for four projects under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program; L.B. Foster Co. has hired a new Senior Vice President and CFO.
In this Rail Group On Air podcast, part of our series with the Commuter Rail Coalition, North County Transit District Executive Director and CEO Matt Tucker, BNSF Assistant Vice President Passenger Operations
New Jersey Transit on Feb. 18 issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its “Innovation Challenge” to develop “an inventive and original solution” to increase transit capacity between the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction and the Meadowlands Sports and Entertainment Complex.
Most of the rail transit in Texas fell under Old Man Winter’s one-two punch of snow and bitter cold over most of the state, as it was gripped by historically low temperatures. As temperatures warmed up (into the 60s during the week of Feb. 21) and the snow melted, rail transit has returned to full service in Texas and as far north as St. Louis.
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has sent a letter to the state of Washington’s House and Senate transportation committees outlining the funding shortfall the agency faces due to the impacts of COVID-19 and increases in real estate prices and construction costs.
“Recent modest financial gains” will allow the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to stave off “worst case” service cuts that had been eliminated for 2021, but had been discussed for 2022, as well as immediate associated layoffs.
New Jersey Transit’s (NJ Transit) Walter Rand Transportation Center (WRTC) in Camden County will be redesigned and replaced.