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MTA launches passenger and worker safety initiatives
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a series of initiatives to improve safety throughout its operations by strengthening reporting responsibilities, emphasizing management oversight and installing automatic speed controls.
Hakim elected as NJ Transit's next executive director
New Jersey Transit's Board of Directors appointed Veronique Hakim as the new executive director, effective March 1, 2014.
Construction begins on Perris Valley Metrolink Extension
Construction has begun on the $248.3-million, 24-mile-long Perris Valley Metrolink Extension in Southern California, which will extend the current Metrolink 91 Line to new stations in North Riverside, Moreno Valley/March…
Metrolink begins PTC revenue service demonstration
Metrolink has begun a Positive Train Control (PTC) revenue service demonstration (RSD) under the authority of BNSF in California. Metrolink operated PTC RSD on Orange County Line train 686 February…
NTSB issues recommendations to Metro-North regarding use of recorders and speed signs
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a series of safety recommendations to Metro-North Railroad calling for the use of inward and outward facing audio and image recorders and the…
Details of Canada's 10-year infrastructure plan unveiled
Prime Minister Stephen Harper released important details on the New Building Canada Plan, including support that will ensure small communities have stable, long-term access to funding for vital infrastructure projects.
The T Board names new president
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has named Paul J Ballard president and chief executive officer, effective April 14.
LACMTA and Caltrans to hold a High Desert Corridor Rail webcast
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are hosting a live webinar to discuss the High Desert Corridor's (HDC) potential rail component…
Site clearing work begins on Caltrain's San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project
In the San Francisco area, a vegetation removal crew has started initial site clearing work along four Caltrain crossings as part of its San Mateo Bridge Replacement Project.
Tutor Perini awarded two MTA East Side Access contracts
Tutor Perini Corporation has been awarded two contracts by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for portions of the East Side Access (ESA) project, collectively valued at approximately $844…
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