Siemens Mobility Lands Metrolinx M/W Contract

Metrolinx has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract for track, signal and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s GO Transit regional/commutert rail infrastructure system in Toronto’s West Region. Currently, Siemens Mobility provides various

MTA to Complete Renovations at Three Stations 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Feb. 17 that the agency has planned station renovations at its Cypress Hills, 75 St–Elderts Lane on the J and Z and 85 St on the J in Brooklyn and Queens.

CTA Set to Replace Blue Line Belmont Crossover During Weekend Work

The Chicago Transit Authority announced on Feb. 17 that the agency will soon tackle project work to replace key Blue Line track components on the O’Hare branch.

OCTA’s San Clemente Costs Climb as Agency Aims to Resume Weekday Service in April

Following several weeks of inclement weather that hindered track stabilization efforts in San Clemente, California, the Orange County Transportation Authority has a new target for resuming weekday service between San Diego and Orange counties: April.

Illinois Commission Approves Effingham Highway-Rail Crossing Project  

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $623,575 public safety project for a highway-rail crossing in South Central Illinois.

MARTA Takes On Red Line Track Replacement Work

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has announced that the agency will temporarily suspend its Red Line rail service south of the Medical Center Station later this week in order to prioritize track replacement work.

RSI, REMSA, RTA Study: “Power of the Rail Supply Industry”

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and Railway Tie Association (RTA) have issued Rail Supply Industry: Manufacturing and Services Keeping the American Economy on Track, their latest major economic impact study, which “quantifies the economic

GoTriangle Answers Stakeholder Questions on Proposed Commuter Line, Lack of Airport Access

Following the release of GoTriangle’s Commuter Rail Feasibility Report on Jan. 4, community members and other stakeholders have asked the agency why the planned route will not transport commuters to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Middlesex County Releases Design for Northeast Corridor’s North Brunswick Train Station 

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority has unveiled the initial concept design for the North Brunswick Train Station project, which would add a new station to the Northeast Corridor Line.

Norfolk Southern VP of Engineering, Ed Boyle, Kicks Off AREMA Ballast Seminar

KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Ed Boyle, VP of Engineering at Norfolk Southern, opened the AREMA Railway Roadbed & Ballast Symposium this morning with an address that focused on the accomplishments of the NS engineering team in 2022.

SEPTA Makes Track Repairs Following Old City Derailment

A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train partially derailed the evening of Feb. 4 on the Market-Frankford Line as it traveled north out of Old City, officials said.

MTA to Begin Accessibility Project at Queensboro Plaza, Weekend Closures Announced

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Feb. 2 that construction on two elevators to make Queensboro Plaza a fully accessible station will begin this weekend.

Two Capitol Corridor Accessibility Projects Enter Second Phase

The Northern California agency’s Fremont Station Accessibility Improvement Project entered phase two of construction Jan. 23 and related work will continue for the next several months. The Martinez Station Accessibility Improvement Project began its second phase Jan. 27.

Sacramento Regional Transit District Preps for New Low-Floor Trains

The Sacramento Regional Transit District is starting work on station upgrades to meet the needs of its modern new low-floor light rail trains.

CTA Awards $23.5M Property Management Contract for Red Line Extension Project

The Chicago Transit Authority recently awarded a new, four-year property maintenance contract with a cap of $23.5 million as part of the Red Line Extension project.

MBTA Announces Service Outages on Multiple Lines for February Work 

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced upcoming service changes on Jan. 26 set to take place in February on the Orange, Green, and Red lines as well as the Haverhill Commuter Rail Line.

HART to Take On Rail Repairs in Coming Weeks

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director and CEO Lori Kahikina told the board of directors on Jan. 20 that the delay in trial runs of the Hitachi Rail trains will end only when a “communications software issue” is resolved.

WMATA Plans Summer 2023 Reliability Upgrades, Service Outages

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced on Jan. 24 that the focus of project work this summer will be system maintenance and modernization.

Norfolk Southern Celebrates Record Infrastructure Improvements of 2022

Last year, Norfolk Southern’s Engineering team completed a variety of enhancement projects aimed at increasing service reliability, productivity, and volume growth while connecting customers to the U.S. and global economies.

MARTA to Suspend Service for Track Replacement Work 

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will be suspending rail service south of the Atlanta-area agency’s Medical Center Station in order to carry out track replacement work from Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. through the end of service Feb. 22.