Designing for COVID

Industrial and graphic design has a key role in the emergence of a safer and more sustainable mass transit industry.

WMATA Selects Hitachi Rail for 8000-Series Cars

The Washington Post is reporting that the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is in negotiations with Hitachi Rail to build 256 8000-Series rapid transit cars, with an option to purchase up to 800.

NYMTA to “Supplier’s 11”: You’re “In Jeopardy”

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye sent warning letters to MTA’s 11 largest suppliers on Sept. 17. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a horrific toll in human, social and economic terms across the nation,” he noted in the letters. “I am writing to alert you that because of this financial devastation, many current and all future contracts are in jeopardy without an injection of $12 billion in emergency federal aid.”

First Look: NYCT R-211

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is providing a first look at its new, open-gangway (“Open Car End”) New York City Transit R-211 subway cars, now under construction by Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc.

LIRR Debuts M-9s

After roughly two years’ worth of delays, MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has taken the wraps off its new M-9 EMU (electric multiple-unit) commuter railcars. The first eight-car trainset departed Sept. 11 at 6:50 am from Huntington.

Report: After losses, Kawasaki mulls future of railcar business

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, builder of subway cars for U.S. cities including New York and Washington, may exit the business amid mounting losses and an increasingly difficult market.

WMATA to acquire 8000-series cars

Washington, D.C.’s rapid transit system is moving ahead with plans to buy more new rolling stock.

PATH, Kawasaki sign for new, refurbished cars

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is expanding and upgrading its interstate passenger car fleet.

First LIRR M-9 cars arrive from TTCI testing

MTA Long Island Rail Road has taken delivery on the first set of M-9 EMU (electric multiple-unit) married-pair commuter railcars from Kawasaki Rail Car USA, following testing at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo.

Kawasaki gets $1.4B MTA subway car order

New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to spend more than $1.4 billion to purchase 535 new subway cars to replace the oldest cars operating on its lettered lines. The initial order with