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SacRT to open Blue Line extension in late August
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) plans to open the new Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light-rail extension August 24. The transit district says the project is ahead…
Union Pacific safety outreach results in 11 percent improvement in public safety rate
Union Pacific says its persistent community safety outreach efforts are driving down incidents at grade crossings in communities across the company's 23-state rail network.
FRA provides funds for Midwest, Southeast passenger rail planning
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is allocating $ 2,780,651 for multi-state passenger railroad planning in both the Southeast and Midwest regions.
MTA Chairman’s letter to NYC mayor urges increased capital support
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast sent a letter July 28 to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asking for more capital support.
WMATA celebrates first year of Silver Line
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) celebrated the first year of Silver Line service from Largo Town Center to Wiehle-Reston East July 27.
Iowa Pacific Holdings using RailComm dispatch system on six US properties
Iowa Pacific Holdings (IPH) recently selected RailComm's computer-aided dispatch system to operate six of its railroads located in U.S.
HNTB adds Thompson as principal tunnel engineer
HNTB Corporation hired Jimmy Thompson as principal tunnel engineer in its national tunnel practice out of its Oakland, Calif., office. Thompson has 30 years of experience in the design and…
MTA gives preliminary approval of two CBTC contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train…
Sound Transit names preferred alternative for Kent/Des Moines light-rail extension
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has identified a preferred alternative for extending light rail to Kent/Des Moines and, when funding is available, to Federal Way. The route, with stations…
Former CSX executive joins Hanson
Hanson Professional Services Inc. hired former CSX executive Chris Durden as a vice president and senior railway principal.
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