CRRC MA Corp. on Sept. 12 released an infographic “outlining the U.S. supply chain for passenger trains being manufactured for America’s first transit system, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).” The infographic “reveals that all software and electronic components on CRRC MA railcars are Buy America compliant, provided by American suppliers, and installed by an American unionized workforce,” CRRC said in a press release.
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will reopen its Blue Line in late October following completion of a $350 million initiative to upgrade and modernize L.A. County’s oldest light rail line.
Basem Muallem, P.E., a Caltrans veteran, has joined RailPros as Vice President and Inland Empire Area Manager and statewide Transportation Lead for California.
Network Rail Consulting (NRC) was awarded a $15 million contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to: assist the agency in managing its assets in accordance with best practice principles, support the upgrade of several rail lines to higher levels of performance, and secure a specific set of outcomes desired by the Board and staff.
MTA Long Island Rail Road crews used accelerated bridge construction techniques to replace a railroad bridge in just two days in New York City’s New Hyde Park. The bridge was open for Monday commuters on Aug. 26.
Adding to the flotsam swirling around the once-unsinkable SNC-Lavalin, the engineering company’s credit rating went overboard Aug. 20 when S&P Global Markets downgraded its debt to junk. This followed, by days, the ruling of a federal ethics watchdog that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke conflict-of-interest law when he tried to spare the company from prosecution for bribery.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it is seeking public comment on revisions to its Project Management Oversight (PMO) rule, which guides federal oversight of large transit capital investments.
WSP USA has announced the appointments of four staff into leadership roles in Los Angeles.
Philadelphia media is reporting that SEPTA General Manager Jeff Knueppel is retiring from the agency year-end 2019, following a 32-year career.