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FRA issues new rules to protect M/W workers, expands drug testing
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued two final rules to better protect railroad employees working on or near railroad tracks.
LACMTA breaks ground on rail yard near LAX
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) broke ground on a $172-million maintenance and administrative facility for light-rail vehicles servicing the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project and the Green Line.
Updated ST3 Plan would speed Sound Transit project delivery
The Sound Transit Board has outlined proposed changes to the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan, with emphasis on completing light-rail extensions sooner.
SEPTA Board approves FY 2017 operating and capital budgets
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board has approved Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016.
CTC pulls, delays more than $175 million in rail project funds
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending…
Final approval for MTA’s five-year capital program gained
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.
MBTA GM DePaola to retire
Frank DePaola, who has served as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30.
TriMet completes 1st Avenue trackwork
TriMet has completed the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements Project, which rejuvenated a section of the original MAX alignment.
LACMTA opens Phase 2 of Expo Line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) began service May 20 on Phase 2 of the Expo Line project.
WMATA releases final SafeTrack plan
The Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) released the final SafeTrack plan – a maintenance effort that will accelerate three years worth of work into approximately one year.
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