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PANYNJ names new chief engineer
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) named Jim Starace chief engineer. Starace is a 29-year veteran engineer who has been responsible for overseeing some of the…
STV awarded CHSRA environmental and engineering documents contract
STV was awarded a contract with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to prepare environmental and engineering documents for the Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim project…
Metra begins Waukegan Station project; preps for switch project
Metra kicked off a $530,000-project to rehabilitate the Waukegan Station on its Union Pacific North Line June 29.
Caltrans transfers management of intercity San Joaquin, Surfliner routes
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) transferred the management of intercity rail services for the San Joaquin and Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) (Pacific Surfliner) corridors…
SacRT begins testing on blue line
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) started operating test trains June 29 on the Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light-rail extension currently under construction.
BLET restructures Safety Task Force
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) National Division has restructured its Safety Task Force (STF).
Gov. Hogan: Purple Line a go, Red Line gets a no
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gave the go ahead on a "more cost-effective and streamlined" version of the proposed Purple Line, but said the Red Line project would not proceed.
Contract awarded to design, build and maintain MTA police radio system
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved a 20-year, $70.7-million contract to the Harris Corporation of Rochester for the design, construction and maintenance of an enhanced radio system for the…
R. J. Corman plans purchase, rehab of Carolina Southern
R. J. Corman Railroad Company has signed an agreement to purchase Carolina Southern Railroad, an 80-mile shortline railroad in eastern North and South Carolina, for $13.9 million.
Sound Transit completes first phase of University Link testing
Sound Transit contractors have completed initial work to integrate and test University Link light-rail signal and power systems as part of the push to open the extension in early 2016.
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