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Baltimore Maglev project approved for passenger railroad franchise
Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR) and The Northeast Maglev (TNEM) say that the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved BWRR's application to acquire a passenger railroad franchise previously held by…
SNC-Lavalin realigns rail and transit business
SNC-Lavalin realigned its business processes, brands and market strategy to offer a larger portfolio of rail and transit expertise and provide an end-to-end client service offering.
Agreement reached to fund Hudson River Tunnels; establishes management entity
New York and New Jersey leaders have reached an agreement on funding commitments and a governance structure that will allow the Gateway Tunnel Project to move forward.
FRA releases DEIS for NEC investment
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for NEC FUTURE, FRA's long-term investment framework for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C., and…
Maryland SCMaglev awarded federal grant
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded a $27.8-million grant to the state of Maryland for preconstruction and planning costs for the potential development of a Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMaglev) train…
Hammer named NJDOT commissioner
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tapped New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) veteran Richard Hammer as the agency's acting commissioner and will formally nominate him to succeed Jamie Fox.
Tri-Rail and SMART –UTU ratify agreement
United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) represented engineers, conductors and transportation specialists have ratified a tentative agreements with Tri-Rail/Transdev in Florida.
TSB highlights Watchlist issues from October 2014 incident
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report regarding an October 28, 2014, incident involving a VIA Rail Canada passenger train passing a stop signal near Newtonville,…
Spring construction scheduled for new Schenectady train station
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll unveiled plans for the new Schenectady Train Station, which will be a modern, fully accessible transportation hub connecting travelers…
President Obama signs H.R. 3819; PTC extension now official
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 3819 the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015" on Oct. 29.
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