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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.
Sec. Foxx joins Florida congressmen to discuss state's TIGER grant
On September 13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined four members of Congress, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Ted Deutch D-(FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL) and Patrick…
SEPTA details doomsday rail plan to deal with funding shortage
Joseph Casey, general manager of The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), said that without an infusion of funding for a backlog of critical state of good repair projects, the authority…
CREATE Blue Island Modernization Project completed
A $9.7 million project to add freight railroad mobility and relieve congestion for the commuting public in the Chicago region has been completed in Blue Island, Ill.
SEPTA’s Bridgeport Viaduct project reaches halfway mark
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Bridgeport Viaduct project reached the 50 percent completion point.
TIGER V grants $474 million to 52 projects in 37 states
Fifty-two transportation projects in 37 states will receive a total of approximately $474 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. Among…
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