Chicago's Metra released a long-term, multibillion dollar modernization plan focused on replacing the agency's aging rail cars and locomotives and addressing the ongoing critical need to maintain safe and reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters.
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board of directors re-elected Robert Strauss as their chair for the coming year.
Sound Transit has awarded HDR its construction management services contract for East Link's light rail Bellevue Segment. Voters approved the measure to construct and operate a light-rail transit system in the Puget Sound region.
Ferromex railroad has chosen RailComm to provide yard automation to 80-plus newly-installed switch machines, which will be controlled via the RailComm Domain Operations Controller (DOC) in Torreon City, Mexico.
Bentley Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition.
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented trainmen, engineers and yardmasters employed by Lake Terminal Railroad have ratified a new six-year agreement by a unanimous vote.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) will close three Manhattan-bound platforms at 104 St-Oxford Avenue and 88 St-Boyd Avenue stations on the A line for three months as part of an ongoing $39-million renewal project at five stations along the Liberty Avenue Line.
SYSTRA has launched its RAILSIM X® Software Suite, analytical software for rail systems modeling and simulations. The company says this redevelopment of the RAILSIM operations software package will introduce a brand new set of analytical capabilities and include enhancements to the software's existing array of modules.
California Gov. Edmund Brown, Jr., signed legislation that allows the Caltrain electrification project to proceed as a design/build project.