Project Connect’s Gold Line in Austin, Texas, goes from bus rapid transit to light rail

Austin’s Project Connect is going to disconnect from bus rapid transit on the Gold Line. Updated regional population data has the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority going with light rail instead. Travis County

Rail Group On Air: The construction of Edmonton’s Tawatina Rail Bridge

Railway Track & Structures magazine Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks to Jerry Pfuntner from Finley Engineering Group about the construction of the Tawatina Rail Bridge in Edmonton. Access our entire library of Rail

More MARTA, other capital programs for Atlanta transit might suffer in the wake of COVID-19

Before the COVID-19 pandemic put a sledgehammer to the nation’s economy, Atlanta’s MARTA was planning on a big expansion. Now it might be looking at a big contraction. The Atlanta Regional Commission

Workers at LIRR’s Third Track project battle coronavirus head on the right way

You are not supposed to be able to work around something you can’t see, but the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic while still working on its

A streetcar with desire? NYC mayor still wants to move forward with light-rail plan despite critics

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a tighter budget, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio still seems committed to the BQX streetcar project. The mayor refused to say the project, an 11-mile

Momentum continues to build on Southwest LRT project in Minnesota

Construction on the Southwest LRT project in Minnesota continues, and for the entire month of May Wooddale Avenue in St. Louis Park will be closed as crews build the new Cedar Lake

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Workers set to leave Maryland’s Purple Line project

Frustrated by one delay after another, the builders currently working on Maryland’s Purple Line project say they will leave the project because the state is not paying for the delays and cost

Watch: First trip of Toronto’s Crosstown line underground; station construction progress

Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light-rail project is moving along swiftly. After the tunnel boring machines came back up to the surface and were removed, Metrolinx, an agency created to improve the coordination and

Tunnel boring machines move forward at L.A.’s Purple Line Extension Project

Skanska, a leading global development and construction firm, together with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) and Traylor Shea, successfully reached the Wilshire/Fairfax subway station via a tunnel boring machine

Contractor of Ottawa’s Confederation Line will be addressing problems sooner

A drop in ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic is allowing the contractor who constructed the city of Ottawa’s Confederation Line to come up with a cure for several problems on the light

Look: Work on Boston’s Green Line Extension is in full swing

The city of Boston is famous for its Green Monster, which is the high left-field wall at the home of baseball’s Boston Red Sox, also known as Fenway Park. However, lately the

Groups that prefer light rail transit over tolls fight with N.J. officials

Instead of paying tolls, certain groups in New Jersey want to pay fares. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority did not have on its April 28 meeting agenda a toll plan to spend

With venues opening in Georgia on April 27, MARTA will deal with a new challenge

On the eve of Georgia’s grand re-opening, the one the entire nation is talking about, MARTA has an incredible task on its hands. Last week the transit agency had its first COVID-19-related

Is an immersed tube the answer to Seattle’s bridge problem?

Railway Track & Structures magazine recently ran a web story on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and her plea for Sound Transit to help build a bridge across the Duwamish Waterway. The current

California provides funding for “transformative” rail and public transportation projects

Seventeen “transformative” rail and public transportation projects in California received $500 million in capital grants from the California State Transportation Agency. The San Francisco Bay Area and southern California were the big

BART puts small businesses to work on the railroad during pandemic

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking unprecedented steps to increase the opportunities available to small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, helping to continue essential construction projects and keeping small business employees

Strictly fantasy: A look at Bay Area transit in 40 years

What could transit look like in northern California, specifically the San Francisco Bay area? Over the next decade, Caltrain electrification and the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) extension to San Jose will

Troubled Hawaii light rail project gets more troubling news

The first official light rail project for the state of Hawaii has been tarred in controversy for years, but the latest news has the COVID-19 pandemic dumping on the job. Honolulu Authority

Watch: Boring machines pulled from Toronto’s Crosstown light rail project

Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail project continues to hum along, as workers push to construct 24 stations along the 19-km route. Two tunnel boring machines were recently lifted from the project, marking


UPDATED APRIL 20—Rail Group Staff Report: Global railway industry response and impacts to the COVID-19 pandemic

Following is a staff report from the editors at Railway Age, Railway Track & Structures and International Railway Journal that will be continuously updated with the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic