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MARTA to overhaul tunnel ventilation system
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently signed a $198.5-million contract to overhaul and upgrade its tunnel ventilation system (TVS). This improvement project, which is slated to begin in early…
RTD integrates PTC into construction of new lines
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colo., says it's first in the nation to integrate Positive Train Control (PTC) technology in the actual construction of a rail system. The…
Sound Transit completes third tunnel bore for Northgate Link extension
The tunnel boring machine known as "Brenda" bored through the wall of Sound Transit's future U District light-rail station, completing the third segment of the twin 3.5-mile tunnels that will…
Caltrain shortlists three firms for Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project
Caltrain has shortlisted three firms for the construction of the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project; six firms were originally prequalified to submit proposals.
Hammer named NJDOT commissioner
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tapped New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) veteran Richard Hammer as the agency's acting commissioner and will formally nominate him to succeed Jamie Fox.
APTA reports 5.3 billion trips in first half of 2015
Nearly 5.3 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first six months of 2015, according to a report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This…
Paul Wiedefeld named WMATA CEO
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has named Paul Wiedefeld general manager and chief executive officer. Wiedefeld will be formally appointed at WMATA's next board of directors meeting November 19.
Crosstown LRT contract awarded
Crosslinx Transit Solutions has signed a $9.1-billion contract to complete the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown LRT) project, delivering the LRT by 2021.
SEPTA 40th Street Station receives ADA improvements
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) broke ground on ADA accessibility improvements at SEPTA's 40th Street Market Frankford Line Station that includes the installation of two elevators to be constructed on…
CTA returns Yellow Line to service
Chicago Transit Authority's Yellow Line to Skokie, Ill., has been restored following an embankment collapse in May from construction on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) property.
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