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Wiley to retire from SacRT
Mike Wiley, general manager and chief executive officer of Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT), has announced plans to retire following a 38-year career. Wiley will transition from the chief executive…
Hurricane Joaquin could be MTA’s biggest test since Sandy
Should Hurricane Joaquin or its remnants track up the east coast, Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fortification itiative that came into play following the damage Superstorm Sandy wrecked to the system will…
FTA proposed rule would require transit agencies to maintain assets in a state of good repair
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a proposed rule that would require public transportation agencies to monitor and manage their capital assets to achieve and maintain a state of good…
NTSB recommends federal oversight of WMATA rail system
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) system by the Federal Railroad Administration…
RTD readies I-225 Line for integration into current system
In the very near future, Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) Nine Mile Station near I-225 and Parker Road in Aurora, will no longer be an end-of-line station for the light-rail…
USDOT unveils Build America Transportation Investment Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently unveiled its Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), which will serve as the single point of contact and coordination for states, municipalities and…
House T&I Committee introduces legislation for three-year PTC deadline extension
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced legislation to extend the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC).
CTA completes Clark/Division Red Line Station renovation
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has completed a major renovation project on the Clark/Division Red Line station. The project added a new entrance, as well as a fully renovated and modernized…
LACMTA names first chief innovation officer
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Dr. Joshua Schank as the first-ever head of its newly created Office of Extraordinary Innovation, effective October 5, 2015.
FTA approves WMATA corrective action plan to improve safety
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) corrective action plan to improve the safety of its Metrorail and Metrobus systems as required by an…
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