Skanska Awarded $24MM Contract to Complete Track Improvements on MBTA Red Line

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) awarded Skanska with a $24 million contract to make track improvements to MBTA’s Red Line.

CN and Amtrak Reach Agreement on Adirondack Rail Line

ROUSES POINT, N.Y. – The agreement reached by CN and Amtrak means trackwork will take place on the Rouses Point Subdivision and will prevent long-term shutdowns of the Adirondack Line.

SEIS Will Be Prepared for Maryland Transit Administration’s Red Line Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FTA and the Maryland Transit Administration issued a notice that a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be prepared for the Red Line Project.

WMATA Receives $17M in State Funding for Capitol Heights Metro Station Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has received $17 million in state funds to go toward Capitol Heights Metro Station improvements.

MTA’S Copiague Station Now ADA-Accessible 

COPIAGUE, N.Y. – With its first elevator and connecting sidewalk, the Long Island Rail Road Copiague Station is now fully ADA-accessible.

CHSRA Spring 2024 Construction Update

FRESNO, Calif. – California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) gives its Spring 2024 construction update.

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WATCH: Amtrak CEO & EVP Discuss Infrastructure Investments

WASHINGTON –– Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner joined Amtrak EVP of Capital Delivery, Laura Mason, for a discussion of Amtrak’s infrastructure investments.

HART Could Seek Damages From STG For Delays

HONOLULU – Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) could seek damages from STG due to delays in an airport segment of a project.

RTD Will Not Reimburse Denver Transit Partners $111MM

DENVER – Regional Transportation District (RTD) does not have to reimburse a contractor $111 million, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled.

Report: The Portal Project Advances in California

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has committed $3.38 billion to The Portal Project, bringing Caltrain commuter rail to San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center, the San Francisco Examiner reported May 11. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which is managing the approximately

MBTA Makes Progress on Red Line Trackwork; Removes 13 Speed Restrictions

BOSTON – The MBTA has made progress on its Red Line and subsequently removed 13 speed restrictions.

The Portal North Bridge Project Marks Halfway Point

KEARNY, N.J. – The Portal North Bridge is now 50% complete, according to NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak. Both NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak have marked the halfway point at a ceremony at the construction site.

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Three Rivers Chapter earlier this month presented its 2024 awards, honoring company boards and directors in the public, private, and non-profit sectors for their achievements.

L.B. Foster, Koppers Earn ‘Best of the Boardroom’ Awards

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – L.B. Foster Company’s Board of Directors and Koppers CEO Leroy M. Ball have been recognized with “Best of the Boardroom” awards from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Three Rivers Chapter,

Metra’s Homewood Station Reopens May 20th

CHICAGO – Metra’s Homewood Station will reopen on May 20th after the completion of a new stairway.

Sound Transit Announces Six-Week Period of Link 1 Line Disruptions for Track Maintenance

SEATTLE – Starting May 12th, Sound Transit will have a six-week period of service disruptions to its Link 1 light rail service.

Metrolinx Restoration of Small’s Creek Included in Lakeshore East GO Line Construction

TORONTO – Metrolinx will begin construction on a new boardwalk to connect a neighborhood in east Toronto to a local ravine.

Audit Report: Portal North Bridge Project Progressing, but ‘Opportunities to Improve’ Exist

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From the Officer of Inspector General, National Railroad Passenger Corporation, it has found the Portal North Bridge project is on budget and on schedule.

Metra UP North Line Weekday Service To Expand May 20 As New Peterson/Ridge Station Opens

CHICAGO ––Metra’s newest station at Peterson/Ridge in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is set to open to the public on Monday, May 20. On the same day, Metra will add four trains to weekday service on the UP North Line. The new schedule will accommodate the station stop and increase options for riders across the line.

AmeriStar Rail and Others Send Letters to Amtrak and MDE to Halt Historic Bridge Pier Demolition

PERRYVILLE, Md. – AmeriStar Rail, the town of Perryville, and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association are trying to stop Amtrak’s demolition project along the Susquehanna River.

WATCH: Amtrak’s Laura Mason Tours Harrisburg Track Renewal Project

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Laura Mason, Amtrak Executive and Railway Age 2024 Influential Leader, tours the Harrisburg Track Renewal Project in Pennsylvania.