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Metra proposes 2017 fare increase to pay for capital costs; elects new board chairman
Metra, which serves the Chicago suburban community with passenger rail service, has proposed a $1.06 billion budget for 2017, which includes increases in fares to pay for capital improvements.
Gateway: Paradise by the Permitting Dashboard lights?
Amtrak's Gateway Program to construct two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River to bring the number of tracks connecting New Jersey and New York City from two to four…
NTSB releases preliminary report into Hoboken train accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the preliminary report on the investigation of the New Jersey Transit accident at Hoboken Terminal that left one person dead and 110 injured.
Canada increasing investment in crossing safety
The government of Canada has committed more than CA$55 million (US$41.5 million) to improve safety through its new Rail Safety Improvement Program.
St. Louis area celebrates Eads Bridge rehab project
Federal and state elected officials joined local residents and Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District (Metro Transit) to celebrate the completion of the Eads Bridge rehabilitation project on…
RailWorks names Riddett president, CEO
Kevin Riddett has been appointed president and CEO of RailWorks Corporation effective Oct. 10.
CTA publishes Red Line extension Draft EIS
The Chicago Transit Authority published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed Red Line Extension (RLE) to 130th Street.
Ready the ballast trains: Railroads prepare for Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, is making its way to the southeast of the U.S. and is expected to bring torrential rain, damaging wind and potential devastation. The Weather…
BART looks to tame stray current with power infrastructure overhaul
San Francisco area voters will decide the fate of Measure RR, a $3.5-billion ballot initiative, in November that would fund upgrades to Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) aging systems.
Metra uses GPS and signal data to revise BNSF Line schedule
Metra, a commuter railroad that serves the Chicago suburbs, today announced a revised schedule for its BNSF Line schedule that is set to go into effect Oct. 9.
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