In response to its increasing capacity needs, San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit is drafting a three-phased plan to address sustainability and customer service objectives, while maintaining a safe and reliable rapid transit system.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), System Council 11 and Canadian Pacific reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 450 employees who maintain and install railway signals and communications systems across Canada.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit in Dallas, Texas, selected the Stacy and Witbeck/Carcon Joint Venture team, with HDR as lead designer, for the Dallas Streetcar Oak Cliff Line. This 1.6-mile streetcar line was the recipient of a $26 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant and will be the first modern streetcar in Dallas.
Cleveland Track Material will deliver five guarded, tangential geometry, double crossovers with 39-41-foot track centers on low vibration concrete tie blocks for the 2nd Avenue and 7 Line Extension projects in New York City.
Harsco Corporation received the resignation of Stephen Schnoor, senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Barry Malamud, who currently serves as vice president and corporate controller, has been named as interim CFO and will assume the responsibilities of principal financial officer until a permanent CFO has been selected. Both changes are effective immediately.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reinforced the railroad industry's commitment to implementing PTC but recognized significant challenges remain to doing so.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray joined CSX, Town Manager Jim Malloy of Westborough and businesses to celebrate the opening of CSX's TRANSFLO facility in Westborough, Mass.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recognized Southern California's Metrolink as a national leader in the Positive Train Control (PTC) effort.
The Chicago Transit Authority awarded F. H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen and Associates, LLC, a $43.875-million contract for station improvement work related to the Red Line South reconstruction project.
Canada's First Nations and Alaskan Tribes have expressed support for a new "purpose built" railway that would link Alaska with Yukon, northern British Columbia and northern Alberta to the rest of North America.