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MTA selects Blue Ribbon Panel for rail safety study
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created a Blue Ribbon Panel of six railroad and transportation experts to examine the circumstances behind recent safety-related incidents at Metro-North Railroad, Long Island…
Final EIS on MassDOT’s South Coast Rail proposal released
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) South Coast Rail proposal to establish…
Carmen Bianco named president of MTA New York City Transit
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast has appointed Carmen Bianco as president of MTA New York City Transit (NYCT).
Caltrain Modernization Program kicks off advanced signal system work
California's Caltrain has begun work on an advanced signal system that will improve the performance and enhance the safety of the rail system, formally kicking off the first element of…
Sen. Casey pushes for long-term federal transportation policy
As Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) demonstrates need for funding to keep its service operational throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) called on Congress to begin work on…
LIRR, construction unions reach cost saving agreement
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and local private-sector unions have reached a Project Labor Agreement designed to reduce the LIRR's labor costs on seven major construction…
GAO issues PTC report, urges flexibility with implementation
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) made public its report on positive train control (PTC) implementation and issued a trio of recommendations including extending the deadline, approving alternative safety technologies…
CTA, LIRR launch rail safety campaigns
As part of its continuing focus on customer safety, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has launched a new informational campaign reminding "L" riders about the dangers of trespassing on CTA…
Ruddell to retire from The T in October
The president and executive director of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), Dick Ruddell plans to retire, effective October 4.
MBTA celebrates groundbreaking for new Salem Commuter Rail Station
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott recently joined state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new MBTA Salem Commuter Rail Station.
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