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New York City subway system turns 108
October 27 will mark the 108th anniversary of the opening of New York City's subway, which has become the essence of a growing city, nourishing skyscrapers, developing residential neighborhoods and…
Parsons Brinckerhoff to analyze Detroit transit corridor alternatives
In Michigan, the Southeastern Council of Governments has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to perform an alternatives analysis (AA) for the Woodward Avenue rapid transit project in Detroit.
SFMTA opens bidding for Central Subway work
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has opened biding for a contract to construct the stations, track and operating systems for the Central Subway.
RTR Technologies delivers rail heating and control components Dulles Metrorail project
RTR Technologies Inc., designer and manufacturer of heating and deicing systems, is now completing delivery of third-rail heating systems and controls for the rail extension to Dulles International Airport in…
Axion begins ECOTRAX trials in Asia
Axion International has begun trials of its ECOTRAX composite railroad ties in Southeast Asia.
HDR JV selected to provide pre-AFP design for Toronto interchange station
HDR Corporation, in a joint venture with VIA Architecture, has been selected by Metrolinx to provide pre-AFP design services for the Eglinton-Yonge Light Rail Transit Interchange Station in Toronto.
TTC and LACMTA see rise in ridership
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Toronto, ON, Canada, has set a new 12-month ridership record. From October 3, 2011 to October 2, 2012, the TTC carried more than 510…
OneRail writes Obama and Romney campaigns urging support of rail networks
The OneRail Coalition, an alliance of freight and passenger stakeholders, has issued letters to the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns emphasizing the importance of the nation's rail networks.
FTA provides LYNX Blue Line with $580 million
The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to provide Charlotte, N.C., with $580 million to extend the LYNX Blue Line light-rail system from downtown Charlotte to the city's University of North…
Valley Metro receives funding for Central Mesa Extension
The Federal Transit Administration awarded the city of Mesa, Ariz., $75 million for construction of a 3.1-mile light-rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe.
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