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SEPTA sets ridership record in FY13
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has set a new regional rail ridership record, with 36,023,000 trips taken by customers during Fiscal Year 2013, the 12-month period from July 1, 2012…
Wabtec bringing PTC systems to Coaster commuter trains
Wabtec Corporation signed a $9-million contract with Herzog Technologies Inc. to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services for North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside, Calif. The contract…
Stacy and Witbeck appoint new president
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., named George Furnanz president, effective June 12, 2013. Furnanz will take over the responsibilities of company president from John Bollier, who had been president and chief…
Two new commuter stations open along Massachusetts’ Fairmount line
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials recently celebrated the opening of the Four Corners and Newmarket commuter rail stations and the improvements made along the entire Massachusetts Bay Transportation…
East Side Access trackwork to speed LIRR and Amtrak trains
For 30 days this summer, crews working on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's East Side Access megaproject will build heavy concrete slabs that will serve as the ceiling of…
Settlement puts Metrolink extension project back on track
The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the Friends of Riverside's Hills reached a settlement to end litigation that has blocked the development of the Perris Valley Line Metrolink Project.
NJ Transit approves FY 14 operating, capital budgets
The New Jersey Transit Board of Directors approved a Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget that funds a billion dollar capital program and will not include a fare increase for the…
TriMet points to the importance of safety near WES tracks
TriMet's WES Commuter Rail engineers see pedestrians and even vehicles disregard crossing arms and signs or cross where prohibited every day.
TranSystems hires SVP of passenger and freight rail
TranSystems hired Sam Mansour, P.E., as senior vice president and client manager for the company's passenger and freight rail practice areas. Mansour will be responsible for business development, client service…
Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. secretary of transportation
Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.
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