Latest Rail News

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September 26, 2016
Sound Transit kicked off light-rail service to Angle Lake this weekend following a dedication ceremony and inaugural train ride sponsored by Alaska Airlines.
proposed-great-lakes-basin-rail-line-files-new-preferred-route
September 23, 2016
Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT), submitted a new route for the proposed rail project that is 21 miles shorter and avoids Boone County, Ill., where it faced strong opposition.
quad-cities-passenger-rail-grant-deadline-extended
September 23, 2016
Federal funding to support the reintroduction of passenger rail between Chicago and the Quad Cities area has been preserved with an extension agreement.
lacmta-to-begin-environmental-process-for-west-santa-ana-branch-line
September 23, 2016
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) board has approved contracts to move forward with environmental work and community outreach for its West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSABTC) project.
mbta-takes-on-problematic-trees
September 23, 2016
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected Northern Tree Service, Inc. (NTS) to remove several trees adjacent to its Green Line that transit officials say pose risks due to dead and decaying branches.

cha-consulting-names-hensley-executive-of-new-transportation-group
September 22, 2016
CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) has announced that John Hensley will be its new Transportation Group executive.
port-of-long-beach-taps-interim-ceo-with-heavy-rail-experience
September 22, 2016
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has announced the appointment of Duane Kenagy, P.E., as the Port of Long Beach’s interim CEO.
two-lirr-stations-to-undergo-improvements
September 22, 2016
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is conducting major renovations to two of its central stations.
bart’s-plan-to-repair-tunnels-involve-bentonite-and-a-ballot-measure
September 22, 2016
"Save the rainforest" is not a mantra embraced by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) maintenance crews. Their "rainforest" is a nickname bestowed on the miles of underground track in downtown San Francisco that have developed...
wsp-|-parson-brinckerhoff-names-four-to-leadership-positions
September 21, 2016
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff (WSP), a global engineering and professional services organization, has announced four new appointments within the company.