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Metra warns of service shutdown without PTC deadline extension
The Metra Board of Directors has formally called on Congress to extend the Dec. 31, 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control (PTC), agreeing with a staff analysis that in…
Sounder celebrates 15 years of service
September 18 marked 15 years of steadily growing ridership since the Puget Sound region's commuters first climbed aboard Sounder commuter trains. Since Sounder began operating in 2000, more than 29…
Laura Mohr joins HNTB as rail and transit group director for southern California
Laura Mohr joined HNTB Corporation as vice president and rail and transit group director in one of the firm's Los Angeles offices.
Metra includes cost cutting strategies in 2016 budget
As part of its efforts to reduce costs and hold the line on spending, $5.7 million in Metra savings and efficiencies will be incorporated into the agency's 2016 annual budget…
SNC-Lavalin names Bruce as president, CEO; Card to retire
SNC-Lavalin has named Neil Bruce president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, succeeding Robert Card, who will retire. Bruce will begin in his new…
GAO calls for additional oversight; AAR calls for deadline extension regarding PTC
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing the process of Positive Train Control implementation. Bottom line: Most railroads will not meet the deadline.
Feds would pay for half of new Hudson tunnel under Christie-Cuomo proposal
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to President Barack Obama outlining what they call "a viable funding framework to break the logjam…
FTA awards funds to planning projects that improve transit access
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded 21 organizations around the country with a share of $19.5 million in grants to support comprehensive planning projects that improve…
Public meetings will highlight results of study for proposed NNEIRI passenger service
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will air findings on a study to expand regional intercity passenger rail service at three public meetings…
TriMet opens MAX Orange Line
State and federal officials along with project partners celebrated the opening of TriMet's MAX Orange Line on Sept. 12 with an Inaugural Ride as part of the daylong festivities.
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