Brightline CEO: Congress needs to do more to encourage high-speed rail projects

President Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have been pushing high-speed rail since January, but Congress needs to really pull for it.

New digital tools will help crews operate MBTA commuter trains more effectively

The MBTA commuter rail network is currently rolling out new digital tools to help train operations.

Rail overpass that collapsed in Mexico City has been a ticking time bomb, needed ‘ongoing maintenance’

As cranes were removing two train cars that were left hanging from a light-rail overpass that collapsed on May 3, Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised a thorough and open investigation on the cause of the accident.

New York City’s Second Avenue Subway project is back on

Federal stimulus payments to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) are paying off in terms of the chance for the completion of the Second Avenue Subway project in East Harlem.

Edmonton’s Valley Line should be ready to run later this year

Edmonton’s Valley Line Southeast LRT line is expected to open in late 2021.

BART construction project begins in southern Alameda County

BART’s southern Alameda County track replacement project has begun.

Bridge failure causes horrific train crash in Mexico City

Death and injury resulted from a subway bridge collapse in Mexico City.

Watch: Video shows collapsed rail overpass in Mexico City shortly after fatal accident

Railway Track & Structures was able to obtain video off of Ricardo Mariacca’s Facebook account showing the scene in Mexico City moments after rescue crews arrived following the collapse of a metro overpass carrying a commuter train on May 3.

Texas Central Railroad finds the power source behind high-speed rail project

The high-speed rail line project that will connect Dallas to Houston is literally powering up.

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Contractor wants to accelerate summer bridge work in N.D. and use hay bales to block noise

The summer brings longer daylight hours, and one contractor in North Dakota wants to put in more night hours as well.