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 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

Rail Group On Air: First of it’s Kind—Building a Floating Rail Bridge

Read more articles on rail bridges. Rail Group On Air · Rail Group On Air—A World’s First: Building a Floating Rail Bridge

STB: Texas Central still needs to apply like everyone else

You win one, you lose one. However, Texas Central Railroad still may be coming out ahead with its project that will connect Dallas to Houston with high-speed rail. The Surface Transportation Board

Will riders return to transit after pandemic? Caltrain attempts to find out

Ed. Note: One of the big questions facing commuter rail and rail transit is the extent to which riders plan to use the service once the pandemic is over or, at least,