Rapid Transit / Light Rail

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) reiterated its commitment to employee safety following the issuance of the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) final report regarding an October 2013 accident in which two engineering employees were...
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U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (R-TN-09) joined representatives from Atlantic Track and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Atlantic Track's Memphis, Tenn., operations and facility.   Upon his arrival, Rep. Cohen was...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) kicked off the West Terminal Improvements Project at 69th Street Transportation Center.   "Almost 35,000 people use 69th Street Transportation Center every day," said SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey. "The improvements we...
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Dallas streetcar service resumed April 13 after a near 50-year absence on a 1.6-mile route from downtown's Union Station to Oak Cliff's Methodist Dallas Medical Center. This marks the first phase of Dallas' modern streetcar...
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has entered into an agreement with Bechtel Canada Co. for project management of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) for up to $80 million.   The contract value to Bechtel is based...

Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration have published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for extending Link light rail to Kent/Des Moines and, when funding is available, to Federal Way.   The DEIS provides a detailed...
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U.S. Department of Transportation's Acting Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan, along with transportation infrastructure supporters across the country, highlighted the need for long-term transportation funding to support a robust and sustainable transportation system.   McMillan participated in...
Following years of signal upgrades, independent testing and the closure of key National Transportation Safety Board safety recommendations, Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority will return the Red Line to automatic train operation (ATO) on April...
Skanska has signed a contract with Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) for the renewal of three train stations in Brooklyn, N.Y.   Skanska will renew three subway stations on the Sea Beach Line in...
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Stand Up for Transportation Day, April 9, is an effort headed by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that aims to galvanize support of federal funding of America's public transportation, roads, bridges and rail systems.   The...