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Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project reaches half way point
TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has hit 50 percent completion. Construction on the 7.3-mile line began in May 2012 between downtown Portland and North Clackamas County, with bridge construction…
WMATA Board approves four-year agreement with union
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) Board of Directors has approved a four-year collective bargaining agreement with Local 689 Union, which freezes employee wages for one year and provides for…
APTA to recognize six public transportation systems for sustainability
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will recognize nine public transportation systems for outstanding sustainability achievements.
Transport Canada issues emergency directive to increase rail safety
Transport Canada is moving forward to build upon the safety advisories received recently from the Transportation Safety Board and further enhance existing safe railway operations and the security of railway…
Port of Vancouver USA approves Tesoro rail project
In the state of Washington, the Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 10-year lease with the Tesoro-Savage Joint Venture (TSJV) for a crude oil handling facility…
City of Sioux Falls releases environmental report for rail yard development project
An Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Rail Yard Redevelopment Project in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been signed by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and Federal Highway…
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…
Axion ships crosstie order to Calgary Transit
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has shipped 500 composite crossties to Calgary Transit for use in crossings. Calgary Transit has been a customer of Axion's for four years and has purchased…
Sound Transit releases Lynnwood light-rail environmental study
Sound Transit has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the light-rail line between Northgate and Lynnwood.
PIR picks contractor to rebuild Desert Line
Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), has entered into a construction agreement with Watkins Environmental, Inc. to restore the Desert Line in Southern California.
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