Rescue attempt for Caltrain back on; new resolution to address governing structure

A clean start is exactly what Caltrain needed. Not long after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors refused to consider putting a tax increase on the November ballot to help save the

New York City transit shuts down due to Isaias

Isaias was being difficult on Aug. 4. The tropical storm ripped upward along the East Coast and hit New York City transit particularly hard. Gusting winds, some exceeding 70 mph, took out

Alstom and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

The word from San Francisco

Ed. Note: Last week, we ran a press release from Paul J. Wiedefeld, general manager and chief executive officer of WMATA (Metro) discussing the agency’s reaction to the pandemic and plans for

High-speed rail project connecting L.A. and Las Vegas records another win

Plans for a new high-speed rail line that will connect southern California to Las Vegas are forging ahead after the project has been awarded another critical public funding allocation. The XpressWest rail

With BNSF out, Metropolitan Council announces change to Blue Line project

There comes a time when you have to envision life without a partner. For Hennepin County and the Metropolitan Council, that time is now. Officials on both sides have decided to rework

How risky is riding the subway during the pandemic?

As has been reported on this site and in our magazine numerous times since the pandemic began earlier this year, transit agencies have taken a major hit during the past few months.

Weekend Cinema: MBTA upgrades another rail crossing

We have another time-lapse video from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. This one shows the rail crossing improvement on Harvard Street. Below are photos of rail maintenance in Toronto.

Bells & Whistles—Train derailments and financial derailments

Ariz. bridge that collapsed also was site of derailment in June. Canadian National derailment earlier this year caused by “ice jacking”. Metro GM says more COVID funding is needed. STB: Texas Central

MBTA

MBTA to continue steel beam placement to this weekend at Lechmere Viaduct in support of GLX

The MBTA announced today it will continue to advance with another series of major crane lifts this weekend at the new Lechmere Viaduct now under construction between the Gilmore Bridge and Lechmere

Metro GM Wiedefeld: More federal Covid funding critically needed to avert deep and counterproductive cuts

Ed. Note: Public transit agencies are being hammered by current conditions in the United States. Remarks made yesterday by Metro’s (WMATA) CEO reflect the challenges his agency faces. While he was speaking

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