The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) celebrated the groundbreaking of its Winchester Center Commuter Rail Station in Lowell, Mass. Also, TransLink announced SkyTrain expansions as part of its new 10-year plan, Transport
NTSB Investigation of Amtrak Southwest Chief Derailment Under Way, BNSF Track Opens, Lawsuits Filed (UPDATED July 1)
Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train 4 traveling eastbound from Los Angeles to Chicago on June 27 derailed after striking a dump truck that was obstructing a public grade crossing in Missouri.
California’s new $307.9 billion budget includes the release of $4.2 billion in Proposition 1A funds to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, “prioritizing $2 billion for the construction of the Merced-to-Bakersfield segment, with a new independent Office of Inspector General providing oversight of the project,” the Los Angeles Times reported on June 30.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) CEO Stephanie N. Wiggins announced on June 30 final appointments to her executive cabinet, beginning with the selection of current General Manager of the Los
Editor’s Note: Railway Age marks Canada Day, July 1, 2022, by extending greetings and best wishes to all our Canadian railway industry colleagues—freight and passenger/transit railroaders, suppliers, contractors, consultants, contributors—and reporting on
The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) and Norfolk Southern (NS) on June 30 announced the financial closing of a deal that will expand commonwealth-supported Amtrak service from Washington, D.C., to Roanoke and to the New River Valley.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on June 30 released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the new Railroad Crossing Elimination Program. More than $573 million in grant funds will be available in Fiscal Year 2022.
Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO President Greg Regan is urging a bipartisan group of lawmakers to support legislation reauthorizing the Surface Transportation Board (STB). His agenda: to clarify the railroads’ common carrier obligation and to provide “more effective mechanisms” for the STB to enforce it. Railway Age Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner weighs in.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has appointed a new MTA Chief of Police. Also, OneRail Coalition announced winners of Canby Awards, STV welcomed new key leaders throughout Texas, and HDR
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on its draft State Rail Plan, which provides an overview of freight rail networks in Kansas, commodity flows, economic data and information about