The New Jersey Transit Board of Directors has approved a $2.6 billion operating budget for fiscal year 2021 and a five-year capital plan.
It has now been more than six months since the COVID-19 virus hit the United States and Canada, and also hit transit hard in both nations. The riders disappeared. On some systems, ridership dropped as low as 5% of prior levels. Service plummeted in many places, too. Here at Railway Age and its sibling publications, we kept track of the downward progress of everything on rails: freight and passenger/transit. This writer was on the team that documented rail transit’s decline. Ridership is beginning its slow upward climb; how far up it will eventually go is anybody’s guess. So is service; in some places more than others. This article will present a comprehensive look at how rail transit is returning.
Transportation veteran Gregory A. Kelly will become President and CEO of STV Inc. on Oct. 26.
International Railway Journal (IRJ, part of the Simmons-Boardman Publishing Rail Group with Railway Age and Railway Track & Structures) has launched a new all-in-one digital subscription that gives users unlimited access to the IRJ website, a new Premium News weekly newsletter exclusive to digital subscribers, the digital edition of IRJ magazine, plus access to podcasts and webinars.
Wabtec Corp. will open a new additive manufacturing facility in spring 2021 at the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus.
The Railway Supply Institute has elected Tricia Charles, Jeff Lytle and Harrison Wadsworth to its board of directors for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021. As well, RSI Vice President Government and Public Affairs Nicole Brewin was appointed to the Federal Railroad Administration Rail Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC).
Will the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) restrict the eligibility of, or disfavor applications for, COVID-19 research demonstration grants if applicants are located in New York City; Portland, Ore.; or Seattle?
RT&S Editor-in-Chief talks with new Railway Tie Association Executive Director Ashley Goodin about the current and future situation of the crosstie market.
Railway Age is honoring 24 women for its 2020 Women in Rail awards program.
Union Pacific has named Rahul Jalali as Chief Information Officer; Jon Panzer, who served as interim CIO, becomes Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning. RailPros has hired Mark Wheeland as Senior Vice President, Service Delivery.