The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) recently received an Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Document Preparation from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for its environmental documentation for the West Lake Corridor project.
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has awarded a contract to Stadler for a hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit trainset* that will be the first of its type to operate in the U.S. The contract includes an option for four additional vehicles.
Amtrak recently announced the progress on its new high-speed Acela trainsets that it says “will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor when they enter service in 2021.”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has chosen Anthony McCord as its Chief Transformation Officer as it undergoes its Transformation Plan—“a historic reorganization to improve service and modernize all aspects of operations for the first time in half a century.”
MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi announced a series of accomplishments since implementing the Way Ahead plan a year ago.
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE: In the fifth installment of our ongoing series on transit-oriented development (TOD), we’ve focused on Montreal. Our previous articles looked how New York got TOD right, how California is doing something different, the key role P3s can play in booming Toronto, and Chicago’s TOD experience.
The Metra Board of Directors recently approved a $15.5 million contract for Railhead Corp. to install cameras inside the commuter railroad’s passenger cars.
According to Amtrak’s preliminary Fiscal Year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019) report, the railroad set ridership, revenue and financial performance records toward its FY 2020 goal of “achieving operational break-even.”
RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE: Good things come in threes—and Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards are no exception. In its third year of existence, the 2019 Women in Rail awards are poised to be the most exciting yet. Recognizing vision, ability and leadership, our 12 honorees from freight, transit and supplier companies as well as trade organizations were selected by a panel of judges. They received the nod because they have been—and still are—moving their companies forward while making contributions to the community. In an industry typically dominated by men, these women are getting things done—and their hard work is an example for all.
Railway Age is now accepting entries for its fourth annual “Fast Trackers” 10 Under 40 awards, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Nick Little, Director of Railway Education at Michigan State University’s Center for Railway Research and Education, will judge the entries. Those that represent the “best of the best” will be featured in Railway Age’s February 2020 issue and recognized at our Railroader of the Year Dinner, March 10, 2020, at the Union League Club of Chicago.