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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…
New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund receives reauthorization
New Jersey officials announced an agreement on Sept. 30, reauthorizing the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.
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.
South Shore Line expansion moves on to project development phase
U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky announced this week that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the West Lake Corridor (WLC) extension of the South Shore…
Expo Line Phase 2 is first transit to receive ‘green’ certification
The Expo Line Phase 2 Extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
New York to develop new train hall for Amtrak, LIRR
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $1.595 billion infrastructure plan Sept. 27 to develop a new train hall serving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road…
Metra taps federal grant to help with PTC installation
Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines.
Granite JV awarded HART design/build contract
Granite Construction, Inc. (GC) has announced that its joint venture (JV) team has been awarded the design-build contract for the Airport Guideway and Stations project by the Honolulu Authority for…
MBTA to open Wachusett station on Friday
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the Fitchburg Line’s new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station is set for a partial opening on Friday, Sept. 30.
PANYNJ approves eight-year plan to overhaul Sandy-damaged tunnels
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a major overhaul of two PATH tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
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