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Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures
Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.
FTA issues safety advisory to gather stop signal overrun information
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued Safety Advisory 16-1 to collect information on the frequency of stop signal overruns in rail transit and the actions being taken to address…
SEPTA to begin PTC roll out mid April
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will begin Provisional Revenue Service Operations for Positive Train Control following written authorization from the Federal Railroad Administration.
B&P Tunnel proposal revised following community input
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has revised the proposal to replace the Civil War-era Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel based on feedback provided to the FRA by Baltimore residents.
Metra lays out 2016 construction program
Metra has laid out plans to begin infrastructure improvements to its stations, track, bridges and road crossings this year to ensure safe and reliable service and maintain a state of…
NJ Transit Board names Crosbie as executive director
In a unanimous vote, the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors appointed William Crosbie as the new executive director, effective on or about April 25, 2016.
RTD Board approve Genova as GM/CEO
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved the contract for David Genova as the general manager and chief executive officer of RTD. Genova was chosen following an…
ConnDOT continues bidding process for Hartford line; launches Walk Bridge site
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a service provider on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield intercity rail line, now branded as the CTrail Hartford…
New York state budget includes $27B for MTA
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced an agreement on the 2016-17 state budget,…
Sound Transit seeks public input on ST3 Draft Plan
Sound Transit has launched a month-long effort to hear from residents on the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Draft Plan and launched a series of seven public meetings around the region…
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