Brightline gains state approval of high-speed service plans

Brightline, Florida’s intercity higher-speed rail system, received approval from the state Nov. 28 to negotiate for land to add high-speed passenger rail service from Orlando to Tampa.

Report prioritizes research projects regarding shipping choices, truck limits

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a new report that outlines a research path toward addressing uncertainties in estimating the potential impacts of proposed changes to truck size

TTC swaps Metropass for new fare payment system

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that its fare payment for the past four decades, the Metropass, is being discontinued.

FRA finalizes HSR rulemaking

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Nov. 21 issued a final rule establishing what it’s calling “modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment.”

Sound Transit celebrates groundbreaking for Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) has started the construction of its 2.4-mile Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, which will extend the current rail line from the Theatre District in

Bridge installation moves CTA 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal Improvement Project forward

The 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal, one of the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) largest station improvement projects, has moved closer to completion with the installation of a steel pedestrian bridge connecting the North and

HNTB makes new appointments, opens first Tennessee office

HNTB Corporation announced the appointment of four new staff members this week, in addition to the growth of the firm’s presence in the Southeastern U.S. with the addition of its first Tennessee-based

Hardesty & Hanover taps Farmer to lead freight rail

Hardesty & Hanover (H&H) has added Bret Farmer, PE, as the firm’s new national director of Freight Rail.

Bentley Systems acquires ACE enterprise Slovakia

Bentley Systems Incorporated, a global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, has acquired ACE enterprise Slovakia, a provider of technology solutions to interface with

Lhota resigns as MTA chairman

Joseph J. Lhota, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates New York City’s subway, has resigned following the re-election of Gov. Andrew Cuomo to a third term, the Wall Street

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