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BRIDGE Act introduced to leverage private transportation investment
A bipartisan coalition of 10 senators introduced legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation's outdated infrastructure, including rail.
Sen. Schumer calls for 2017 shortline tax credit extension
At Pactiv, a food packaging manufacturing company in Canandaigua, N.Y., U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined Finger Lakes Railway President Mike Smith and Pactiv Plant Manager Rod Kucera to launch his push for the Short...
UTA readies S-Line for official opening
The first segment of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Sugar House Streetcar line (S-Line) will open December 8. The UTA says new service connects thousands of area residents with local employers, shops and area attractions...
RailComm provides Yard Control System to Wisconsin yard
RailComm has provided a yard control system to a yard in Stevens Point, Wis. The yard is now able to wirelessly control 15 switches using RailComm's Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) system, RailComm's RADiANT™ data radios,...
Two unions sue BART board over contract snafu
Bay Area Rapid Transportation's (BART) largest unions, SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555, filed a lawsuit against members of the transit agency's board of the directors, challenging the directors' action on the ratification of the unions'...
Rep. Maloney introduces legislation to help passenger railroads fund PTC investment
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) introduced the Commuter Rail Passenger Safety Act, to help commuter rail lines, such as Metro-North, fund and implement positive train control (PTC) systems. The announcement followed Rep. Maloney's tour of the...
Mongeau: CN is a true backbone of the economy
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National, said the railway's reach, service, innovation, understanding of its customers' markets and commitment to delivering safely make it a true backbone of the economy. Mongeau, speaking...
Twin tunnels completed for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension
Construction of the twin tunnels is complete for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE). The final segment of tunneling was finished when tunnel boring machine (TBM) "Torkie" broke through the headwall at the Vaughan Metropolitan...
MWAA says more testing needed before Silver Line Phase 1 is ready
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) said that additional tests are needed on Phase 1 of the Silver Line, focusing on software updates related to the automatic train control system, before the project can be...
BART completes Transbay Tube earthquake safety retrofit work
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has completed one phase of the Transbay Tube earthquake safety project ahead of schedule. In March, BART began work installing heavy steel plates inside the tube to make it stronger against...
CN enhances rail and wheel flaw defect program
Canadian National started a special program to acquire additional monitoring equipment to enhance its technological base for early detection of defects. "We're stepping up our inspection and detection capabilities. We've had a major push in recent...
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