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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.
Siemens-sponsored study shows commuter projects have paid off for Salt Lake City region
A public transportation technology partnership between Salt Lake City and Siemens has resulted in 1,300 new jobs that have spurred an estimated $225 million in value to the local economy,…
EPW Committee hopes to DRIVE surface transportation bill through Senate
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced a six-year, $278-billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal on June 23, S.1647, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy…
MTA marks centennial anniversary of Fourth Avenue Line
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) marked the centennial anniversary of the Fourth Avenue Line, which the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (eventually the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation or BMT) originally opened…
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