Amtrak named Michael DeCataldo, Jr., to the new position of general manager, Northeast Corridor (NEC) Services. He will have accountability for safety, customer satisfaction, ridership, on-time performance and financial results for the Northeast Corridor business line. DeCataldo is currently Amtrak general superintendent, Northeast Division.
CalAmp Corp., provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply wireless communications devices for an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority's (SCRRA) Metrolink commuter rail network.
John Danish, an attorney, has been re-elected chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors.
Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK back to the Seventh Avenue Line beginning Monday, October 15, when the 1, 2 and 3 Lines will be shut down from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., suspending service between 34th Street-Penn Station and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry, in both directions for four consecutive weeknights.
The number of people riding San Francisco-area's Bay Area Rapid Transit is soaring this month.
The two-year project making upgrades and repairs along 190 miles of track between St. Albans and Vernon on Amtrak's Vermonter line was completed on time and on budget.
In Massachusetts, an agreement with CSX Corporation was completed that paves the way for increased commuter rail service expected to begin October 29, 2012 and strengthens the state's rail freight network to support the region's economy.
Union Pacific plans to enhance Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing more than $9 million in the rail line that runs between Menoken and Junction City.
An independent financial review of the rail Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation project in Honolulu, Hawaii, confirms the financial capacity to construct and operate the rail system and that the project's financial plan is reasonable and able to withstand and successfully address risks.
The Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) unveiled the design renderings for the planned reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station, one of the largest CTA 'L' station projects in the agency's history.
The $203-million reconstruction project, slated to begin in 2013, will create a brand-new, reconfigured station to serve the CTA's busiest rail line and facility that will serve as an anchor for economic development in the Uptown neighborhood.
"This is a great starting point for the future design of an important station that helps thousands of Chicagoans get to work and school each day," said Chicago Mayor Emanuel. "The Red Line is the backbone of our transportation network and this new station will drive economic activity throughout the city for years to come."
The new station design features contemporary architecture including glass and steel canopies and a glass-enclosed entrance along Wilson, one of two Wilson entrances. An auxiliary entrance is planned for Sunnyside Avenue, serving a newer commercial development housing Target and Aldi stores.