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WMATA taps NYCT veteran as new chief safety officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) appointed Patrick Lavin to the position of chief safety officer, effective May 9. Lavin comes to WMATA from New York City Transit (NYCT), where…
Sound Transit’s Lynwood Link moves into final design
Light-rail service to Snohomish County in Washington state is closer to reality as Sound Transit moves ahead with a final design contract for the 8.5-mile rail extension. The transit agency…
BART awards MERMEC contract for track inspection vehicle
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay…
Katzman joins HNTB as senior transit manager
Lori Katzman has joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and vice president in the firm's rail transit group and will be based in HNTB's New York City office.
Various cost-effective maintenance practices for conventional track structures
Use determines a given maintenance strategy, but planning determines that strategy's cost effectiveness.
SEPTA to begin PTC roll out mid April
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will begin Provisional Revenue Service Operations for Positive Train Control following written authorization from the Federal Railroad Administration.
NJ Transit Board names Crosbie as executive director
In a unanimous vote, the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors appointed William Crosbie as the new executive director, effective on or about April 25, 2016.
Metro staff recommends light-rail for Southwest Corridor Plan
Staff of Metro, the Portland metropolitan planning organization, recommended light rail as the best kind of high-capacity transit to connect Portland and Bridgeport Village, Ore., for the Southwest Corridor Plan.
RTD Board approve Genova as GM/CEO
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved the contract for David Genova as the general manager and chief executive officer of RTD. Genova was chosen following an…
New York state budget includes $27B for MTA
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced an agreement on the 2016-17 state budget,…
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