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SCVTA prepares BART Berryessa Extension to go hot
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) has announced that system testing is underway on along its 10-mile BART Berryessa Extension, and it will soon begin the electrification of the…
Canada and Alberta reach funding agreement for transit projects
The governments of Canada and Alberta have reached an agreement that will make CA$1.08 billion (US$829 million) available for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater…
FTA to Honolulu leaders: No additional funds for rail project
Honolulu, Hawaii, leaders and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) officials concluded two days of discussions on a Recovery Plan for the Honolulu rail project on Aug. 30.
LACMTA contracts with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors for future P3 projects
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will tap the expertise of Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to help the authority select the best delivery methods possible for…
Michael Baker International adds Shepherd as SVP, national market lead for rail/transit
Bonnie D. Shepherd has joined Michael Baker International as senior vice president and national market lead in the railroad and transit practice.
Sound Transit selects Absher Construction for Northgate Station work
The Sound Transit Board of Directors selected Absher Construction Company to build the Northgate Station, guideway and parking garage that will serve Northgate Link Extension trains when light-rail service begins…
UTA executive committee recommends Benson as new president
After serving as the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) interim president and CEO for a year, the UTA’s executive committee for the Board of Trustees formally recommended Jerry Benson this week…
Secretary Foxx visits BART Silicon Valley work site
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase 1 construction site this week to observe how the…
Sound Transit to open new light-rail station in Seattle
Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area’s regional transportation system, has announced that light-rail service will begin Sept. 24 at the new Angle Lake light-rail station.
University of Huddersfield finds cost-effective way to increase crossing safety
A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train.
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