The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and its commuter rail contractor Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail (MBCR) completed the acquisition of CSX rail lines on which Worcester/Framingham passenger trains travel, opening up the line to increased service opportunities.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) turns 30 this month as the agency celebrates the anniversary of the vote to create DART. On Saturday, Aug. 13, 1983, residents in Dallas and 13 other cities elected to be a part of the new transit agency and contribute one percent in sales tax to fund it.
The Armor Group, Inc., of Mason, Ohio, has acquired the assets of PQ Shelters, Inc., formerly Precision Quincy Shelters, of Woodstock, Ill. The company will continue to operate as PQ Shelters.
Nearly $650 million was released in transportation investment funds for Montgomery County, Md., along with an additional $400 million for the $2.5-billion Purple Line project, which will be delivered as the state's first transit public-private partnership (P3).
Union Pacific will strengthen Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing $20 million in the rail line between near Paola and Coffeyville. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began in late July and is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.
According to an analysis by the Construction Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO), Ontario and Toronto taxpayers could save up to half a billion dollars in construction and design costs for Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown transit project by tendering it differently.
In a six to one decision, the California Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of the Court of Appeals and the approval by the Exposition Construction Authority of the extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Line light-rail transit project from Culver City to Santa Monica.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) late last week issued an Emergency Order and Safety Advisory to help prevent trains operating on mainline tracks or sidings from moving unintentionally. The order was made in response to the July 6, 2013 derailment in Lac-Mégantic, QB, Canada.