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FHWA, FTA take on workforce “cliff”
One of the transportation industry's greatest challenges is how can to attract, educate and retain a workforce that has both the skills and the numbers to keep the nation moving.
Legislative leaders reach agreement to improve New York state rail safety
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein have reached an agreement on legislation to improve…
Ontario provides funds to propel two subway projects forward
The province of Ontario is providing CA$205 million (US$160 million) to help advance work for the Yonge North Subway Extension and the proposed Relief Line to help manage congestion on…
PATH plans PTC install, CBTC upgrade on 33rd Street line for August
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) plans to suspend weekend service on its 33rd Street line in Manhattan, N.Y., beginning in August to progress an upgrade to its signal system, including…
CH2M rehabilitating TRE timber trestle
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) awarded an engineering services contract to CH2M for the rehabilitation of the timber pile trestle span Trinity Railway Express (TRE) bridge over Inwood Road.
Agreement reached to reconstruct the U.S.-Mexico Desert Line Railroad
An agreement has been reached to pay for the reconstruction and operation of the 70-mile Desert Line railway in southeastern San Diego County that connects Mexico maquiladoras to rail shipping…
Freight rail industry marks International Level Crossing Awareness Day
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) joined the international rail transportation community in educating the public about the dangers of railroad grade crossings during the 8th Annual International Level Crossing…
RBMN acquires Locust Valley Line
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad (RBMN) purchased the 5.5-mile Locust Valley Line; the acquisition became effective on June 8, 2016.
Amtrak, Maryland Transit Administration invest in new Baltimore Penn Station backup generator system
Amtrak and the Maryland Transit Administration have invested $1.2 million in a new backup generator system at Baltimore Penn Station to ensure station readiness and reliability, as well as maintain…
CTA receives perfect score from FTA
As reported by Railway Age, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced on June 8, 2016 that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the top federal oversight agency for transit agencies, gave…
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