The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $99.9 million construction grant to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) for its 7.8-mile MAX Red Line extension project in the Portland metro area.
Amtrak executives—including newly appointed Executive Vice President-Major Program Delivery Laura Mason—addressed plans for potential infrastructure bill funding and pandemic recovery during the Rail Passengers Association’s virtual conference this week.
Lynette Jackson on Oct. 1 will take over as head of Global Communications for Siemens AG, succeeding Judith Wiese.
Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar re-opened for service on Aug. 30, with a second-phase expansion and new Siemens streetcars; it will be fare-free until January 2022.
Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, will restore service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in the first half of November, President Patrick Goddard has reported.
San Diego (Calif.) Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) recently marked the 40th anniversary of the Trolley—the first modern light rail system in the U.S.
Anshooman Aga will take over as Harsco Corp. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on Aug. 16, succeeding Peter Minan; he becomes a member of the Harsco Executive Leadership Team.
A glimpse of actual progress teased the passenger rail industry July 6 when the Canadian government unveiled previously obscure details of its long-running High Frequency Rail (HFR) program.
Starting July 1, all tank car pressure relief valves (PRV) being qualified (built or rebuilt) by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) must be entered into the Railinc Component Tracking program; Siemens has launched a “Where the Jobs Are 2021” series to highlight the company’s training and career opportunities across the U.S.; TRAINFO Corp. is one of three companies in Manitoba to receive funding from the Canadian government through Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program; and consulting firm HDR has acquired WKE, a multi-modal transportation engineering company based in Santa Ana, Calif.
The first of Sound Transit’s 152 new Series 2 light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility have been launched into revenue service.