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TWU on strike amid SEPTA contract dispute
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 has about 5,000 workers on strike today following the expiration of the union’s contract with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), a regional public…
San Diego to add 45 Siemens light-rail vehicles to rail system
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) has ordered 45 new S70 light-rail vehicles (LRVs) from Siemens for use along its rail system.
WMATA to propose ‘reality check’ budget for FY18
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) officials say they plan to present a stringent budget recommendation to the board’s Finance Committee at its Nov. 3 meeting.
Former LACMTA exec joins Honolulu rail project on interim basis
The Board of Directors of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) selected Krishniah N. Murthy as the authority's interim executive director and CEO.
HDR taking unique approach to Tacoma Link expansion design
HDR, Inc., was selected in July 2016 to provide final design services for Sound Transit's Tacoma Link Expansion and expanded maintenance facility.
Greene joins HNTB West Division as transit practice group director
The West Division transit practice of HNTB Corporation has added Steven Greene as group director, planning and associate vice president.
NJ Transit completes PTC radio spectrum acquisition; sets ops, capex budgets
New Jersey Transit has executed a lease agreement with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the last component of radio spectrum needed for its Positive Train Control (PTC) system,…
Houston Metro contractor to replace axle counters
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) contractor, Houston Rapid Transit (HRT) has a plan to replace axle counters on three rail lines.
CTC allocates $244 million to 71 projects statewide
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has committed $244 million in funding to 71 projects set to enhance the state’s passenger rail service, bridges and highways and further develop the area’s…
LACMTA celebrates excavation of Crenshaw/LAX tunnel
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) completed the excavation of one of the twin tunnels along the northern section of its Crenshaw/LAX Line on Oct. 20.
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