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

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

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

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

U.S. Department of Transportation announces availability of $225 million for Transit Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability $225 million in grant funding through the Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program. $100 million of the grant funding is

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,


As U.S. Senate considers Coronavirus Relief Bill, MTA details $16 billion deficit through 2024

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) [last week] released its preliminary 2021 budget and four-year financial plan, detailing a deficit of $16.2 billion by 2024. The MTA is projecting deficits of $3.2 billion

Sunday Cinema—Eglinton Crosstown project video update, and more.

We have three great videos to show tonight. The first is a flyover update on the Eglinton Crosstown project in Toronto, Canada. The next video shows a time lapse of night and

Bells & Whistles—Massive Texas light-rail plan hit with cuts

MTA applies lessons learned on L Project to 11th and final train tunnel rebuild. BART construction activity reaches historic high. Cap Metro’s massive transit plan suffers cuts. Officials favoring SANDAG’s long trench