MBTA to Build $21M New Bedford Pedestrian Bridge

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and the city of New Bedford reached an agreement Jan. 24 on constructing a $21 million pedestrian bridge as part of a new downtown inter-city rail station being built.

State Officials, Railroads Clash Over Legislative Overhaul of Broadband Railroad Crossing Fees

During this year’s legislative session, bills introduced in the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate seek to standardize the process and associated fees for broadband providers crossing railroads.

Metrolinx Crews Complete Structural Work on Finch West Station

A new structure has has been completed at the intersection of Finch Avenue West and Keele Street: the new LRT portion of Metrolinx’s Finch West Station.

The Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project will replace the Northbound Bridge (MT-1), built in 1935, and extend the Southbound Bridge (MT-2) for passenger and freight rail service.

Caltrain Advances Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project

Caltrain on Jan. 31 will host a virtual community meeting on the $63.3 million Guadalupe River Bridge Replacement Project in San Jose, Calif., which will replace the northbound wooden trestle bridge built in 1935 and extend the southbound concrete bridge built in 1990.

" We recognize the significance and urgency within this opportunity to reimagine one of the nation’s busiest travel corridors," said Adam Shaw, Anser Advisory Chief Delivery Officer and Principal P3 Advisor. (Photo: Business Wire)

LA Metro Selects Anser Advisory to Oversee STC Development

LA Metro, in its Oct. 27, 2022, Board of Directors meeting, “unanimously approved” the selection of Anser Advisory to provide program management and pre-development agreement oversight services for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor (STC) project, the nation’s “largest alternative delivery transit project.”

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC’s new Speed Swing 445F2 rail crane is powered by a fuel-efficient 163-horsepower Cummins QSB4.5 Tier 4 diesel engine.

Pettibone Upgrades Speed Swing Crane

Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC has rolled out the Speed Swing 445F2, an updated version of what it calls “the industry’s original do-it-all rail crane,” which was “developed with customer feedback in mind” and

BMWED Passenger-Rail Groups Merge

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) has announced that members of its Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) have voted to merge with its United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF).

Maryland’s Purple Line Work Disrupts Downtown Traffic

The partial closure of the The Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Transit Administration Silver Spring Transit Center in mid-January gave commuters a sense of the anticipated disruptions that will result from renewed Purple Line work, a local news outlet reported.

Gov. Parson Requests Funding to Improve Rail Crossing Safety After Fatal Collisions

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson requested a new line item in the fiscal year 2024 budget to increase safety measures at railroad crossings during his State of the State address on Jan. 18.

Rhode Island’s Pawtucket-Central Falls Station Launches Service

The new Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center opened for service on Jan. 23.

HART to Take On Rail Repairs in Coming Weeks

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director and CEO Lori Kahikina told the board of directors on Jan. 20 that the delay in trial runs of the Hitachi Rail trains will end only when a “communications software issue” is resolved.

WMATA Plans Summer 2023 Reliability Upgrades, Service Outages

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced on Jan. 24 that the focus of project work this summer will be system maintenance and modernization.

Norfolk Southern Celebrates Record Infrastructure Improvements of 2022

Last year, Norfolk Southern’s Engineering team completed a variety of enhancement projects aimed at increasing service reliability, productivity, and volume growth while connecting customers to the U.S. and global economies.

MARTA to Suspend Service for Track Replacement Work 

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will be suspending rail service south of the Atlanta-area agency’s Medical Center Station in order to carry out track replacement work from Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. through the end of service Feb. 22.

SPECIAL REPORT with videos and photographs: OCTA Stabilizes Tracks in San Clemente Allowing Some Weekend Service Set to Restart Feb. 4.

Now that the heavy rains have subsided, the Orange County Transportation Authority has been successful in stopping slope movement and stabilizing the tracks in South San Clemente, clearing the way for weekend service to resume.

Altamont Corridor Trains Resume Operating After Mudslides Disrupt Service

Altamont Corridor Express trains resumed normal operating service Jan. 22 after mudslides the previous week left more than 200 passengers stalled on the tracks and disrupted rides two days in a row.

Debris in Sespe Creek Could Have Undermined Rail Bridge Supports Amid Storms

The California storms that that knocked out a section of train bridge in early January over the Sespe Creek may cost $1.5 million to replace, according to a local news report.

Union Pacific Rail Yard Crew Celebrates 20-Plus Years of Safety

For more than two decades, Jerry Rhea and his crew of California-based Union Pacific railway workers have called the Roseville Rail Yard home.

MTA to Perform Switch Replacement, CBTC-Related Work on Multiple Lines 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the agency will complete switch replacement and Communications-Based Train Control related work along the A, C, and E8 Avenue line during Presidents’ Day weekend.

BART Celebrates 19th Street Station Renovations

Bay Area Rapid Transit commemorated the completion of a multi-year upgrade project at Oakland’s 19th Street Station with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 21.