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Virginia launches review of WMATA practices
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the commonwealth would take on an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) "to identify potential changes to governance and funding, and…
Northgate Link Extension U District Station contract awarded to Hoffman Construction
The Sound Transit Board of Directors authorized award of a contract to Hoffman Construction Company to build the U District Station finishes for the Northgate Link opening in 2021.
South Coast Rail will incorporate “Middleborough Route”
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is planning to construct the South Coast Rail project in two phases, beginning with the Middleborough Route.
Union Pacific plans increase in NW Iowa track speeds; consolidates Pocatello unit management
Union Pacific will increase the maximum track speed limit from 40 to 49 mph on the rail line paralleling Highway 60 in northwest Iowa next month.
CTC allocates $60 million to California rail projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $217 million to 72 projects in the state including more than $60 million for state rail projects.
Work begins on first three stations of $72-million MTA station modernization project
Work begins this month on the first group of stations that are part of the ongoing Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) to create new and improved subway stations throughout New York.…
Arrival of BART brings “real transit options” to Warm Springs innovation district
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announced its arrival to the Warm Springs South Fremont Innovation District.
Portageville Bridge construction begins
Bridge engineering firm Modjeski and Masters announced the start of steel construction on the main arch span of the Portageville Bridge across the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park in…
New Burbank overpass eliminates street level rail crossing
A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday for a project that elevated two miles of Metrolink, Amtrak and freight tracks in Burbank, Calif. eliminating a street level crossing at Buena Vista…
TriMet MAX switch machine improvements scheduled to start at end of month
TriMet will kick off a switch renewal and replacement project to improve MAX on-time performance and operation of trains. This will be the first in a series of switch machine…
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