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Public transit deemed safest way to commute
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a study this week that reveals a 90 percent drop in safety risks for those who commute using public transportation rather than driving.
MBTA advances bridge replacement work
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will progress work on the second phase of a bridge replacement project this fall.
ConnDOT prefers long span vertical lift bridge for Walk Bridge replacement
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (ConnDOT) preferred alternative to replace the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., is a Long Span Vertical Lift bridge.
WSDOT still has $5 million available for freight rail projects
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reopened the application period for $5 million in loans for freight rail projects.
HNTB adds rail expert Joseph Rago to team
Joseph Rago, PE, CEM, LEED, joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and associate vice president in the firm's Northeast Division rail and transit practice. He is based in the…
Canada and Alberta reach funding agreement for transit projects
The governments of Canada and Alberta have reached an agreement that will make CA$1.08 billion (US$829 million) available for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater…
LACMTA contracts with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors for future P3 projects
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will tap the expertise of Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to help the authority select the best delivery methods possible for…
Michael Baker International adds Shepherd as SVP, national market lead for rail/transit
Bonnie D. Shepherd has joined Michael Baker International as senior vice president and national market lead in the railroad and transit practice.
TranSystems wins Hay award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2016 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to TranSystems for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program…
LACMTA, NCDOT outline plans for federal grants
Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds.
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