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Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding
Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class."
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…
LACMTA Board proceeds with environmental study to allow trains dual entry at Union Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors is moving forward with an environmental study that will look into building run through tracks at Union Station.
Parsons adds Strong as rail lead
David Strong has joined Parsons as vice president and rail systems lead for the New York and New Jersey region.
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…
Sound Transit marks first anniversary for U Link, light-rail ridership increases
Sound Transit launched light-rail service to Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium, contributing to an 89-percent growth in average weekday ridership on Link from February 2016 to February 2017.
Passenger advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled
Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration's proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) response…
Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts USDOT funds; TIGER, Amtrak long distance train funding gone
The Trump Administration released its proposed 2017 budget, which includes reducing funds to the U.S. Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long distance train funding, as well as popular transportation…
Gannett Fleming expands Toronto transit and rail team
Gannett Fleming Canada ULC is expanding its transportation practice with the addition of three experienced professionals to its Toronto office: David Bannister, Yousef Kimiagar and Magdy Samaan.
Railway Age honors Prendergast as Railroader of the Year
Former New York MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast was honored as Railway Age's 54th Railroader of the Year at a dinner of the Western Railway Club on March 14…
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