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Met Council aims to cut $341 million from Southwest LRT project
Minnesota's Metropolitan Council's Southwest Project Office is analyzing options for cutting $341 million in costs for the Green Line light-rail extension from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.
Alexandria City Council selects new WMATA station location
Virginia's Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to endorse the construction of a new Potomac Yard Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) Station and select "Alternative B" as the preferred location. This…
New agreement prioritizes Houston regional rail development
U.S. Rep. John Culberson (R-TX-7) and Houston Metro Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia made an agreement, which they say paves the way for future transportation solutions to address the growing needs…
House passes short-term transportation extension bill; APTA says effort a flop
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, a short-term authorization extension that will provide surface transportation funding through July 31, 2015. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, sponsored…
Watco acquires two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings
Watco Companies purchased two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC, May 18, 2015. Watco Transportation Services (WTS) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Texas and New…
SFMTA Central Subway Tunnel structure complete
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) Central Subway tunnel portal entrance, which was the final element to the overall tunneling contract, is now finished. SFMTA says this portion of…
Amtrak restores Philly to NYC service; FRA orders NEC safety improvements
Amtrak resumed full Northeast Corridor (NEC) operations May 18, following a derailment on May 12 in Philadelphia, Pa. Additionally, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has instructed Amtrak to immediately take…
Norfolk Southern gains STB approval of D&H acquisition
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) approved Norfolk Southern's acquisition of approximately 283 miles of rail line in Pennsylvania and New York from the Delaware & Hudson Railway Company, Inc. (D&H).
TriMet MAX Orange Line hosts "First Ride"
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other officials and project partners took the first ride on the TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, the future MAX Orange Line, on May 15.
Mongeau: Regulatory regime should encourage continued rail investment and innovation
Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National (CN) said that Canada's trade agenda requires a policy framework that encourages and rewards continued investment in supply-chain capacity and…
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