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Categories: Bus, Management, Rail
FTA Awards $11M in TOD Grants

FTA’s Pilot Program for TOD Planning supports local planning and strategies to increase transit access and encourage ridership through mixed-use and...
Categories: Management, Rail
Bose Confirmed as FRA Administrator

He is the first person of South-Asian descent to lead FRA.
Categories: Rail
Amtrak Unveils Locomotive In Honor of Operation Lifesaver's 50th Anniversary

The black-and-yellow locomotive commemorates the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing railroad safety...
Categories: Rail
State of MARTA 2022 Showcases New Railcar Design

The annual event, hosted by Council for Quality Growth, and with support from major sponsors VHB and WSP, was held virtually due to the recent surge in...
Categories: Bus, Rail, Technology
Cubic to Provide Next-Generation Fare Payment for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The investment will bring the next generation of contactless fare payment and collection technology, allowing riders to “tap and go” with their mobile...
Categories: Management, Rail
NJ TRANSIT Awards First Contract for Newark Penn Station Modernization

As part of the Phase One $9.2 million contract award to Parsons Transportation Group, they will utilize a team consisting of the world renowned Grimshaw...
Categories: Rail
Valley Metro Introduces New Siemens Light Rail Fleet

The new fleet is being introduced gradually into the system after testing is completed, with the first three vehicles entering revenue service this week.
Categories: New Mobility, Rail, Technology
NCTD Launches First-, Last-Mile Uber, Lyft Service

Passengers with a mobility device can book similar discounted trips for curb-to-curb service via an NCTD vehicle using the TripShot application.
Categories: Rail
Governor Hochul, MTA Announce Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 Moves Forward

The MTA submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Phase 2 of the expansion to move forward and remain eligible for funding.
Categories: Rail
Alstom to Supply New Coradia Stream Trains to DB Regio

The new trains will run on Germany’s Main-Weser subnetwork operating between Frankfurt, Giessen, Marburg and Kassel and will support the planned timetable...
Categories: Rail
Test Track and Vehicle Testing Facility to Be Used for New MBTA Red Line Cars

The dedicated track and facility will give the MBTA flexibility and control over the testing process and will allow a faster rollout of the new fleet.
Categories: Rail, Security and Safety
D.C. Metro Pauses 7000-Series Railcar Ramp Up

Officials concluded in an abundance of caution that moving to a nightly inspection of 7000-series railcars is the prudent course of action.
Categories: Management, Rail
Texas' Trinity Railway Express to Celebrate 25 Years in Service

As part of the celebration, the TRE is offering riders the opportunity to win 25 days of free rides.
Categories: Rail
GRTC Awarded State Grant to Study Zero Fares

The $8 million state grant is being matched with local funds from the City of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Categories: Bus, Management, Paratransit, Rail
TTC’s 2022 Budget Returns Service to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The $2.24-billion operating budgets for both conventional and Wheel-Trans services will fund restoration of service to 100% of pre-pandemic levels on the...
Categories: Rail
MTA Long Island Rail Road Awards Contract to Upgrade a Vital Interlocking Near Queens Village

This design-build project is part of the MTA’s 2015-2019 Capital Program.
Categories: Rail
SEPTA to Add Regional Rail Service with New Schedules

The changes are designed to better accommodate current riders and add options for others who may return to in-person work and other activities in early 2022.
Categories: Management, Rail
Amtrak Announces Flynn to Retire, Names Gardner as New President/CEO

Stephen J. Gardner will be appointed as the company’s new president and CEO, effective January 17, 2022.
Categories: Rail
Hitachi, Alstom to Build HS2 Trains in Britain

The operational train, capable of operating at maximum speeds of 225mph (360 km/h), will reduce journey times for passengers.
Categories: Rail, Zero Emissions
Cost of Caltrain Electrification Increases, Project on Track for 2024

The cost will require an additional $462 million over the initial estimate for the project, $129 million over the estimate made by the Federal Transit...
Categories: Rail, Security and Safety, Technology
NTSB Issues Safety Alert Warning of Wheel Movement on Rail Transit Trains, Commuter Railroads

Safety Alert 083 “Passenger Railcar Wheelset Alert” urges transit agencies and commuter railroads to address a condition in which wheels on certain railcars...
Categories: Rail
WMATA to Maintain Reduced Rail Service Through Year End

Metro said it expects to update its service plans before the end of the calendar year.
Categories: Rail, Technology
Alstom Transferring Bombardier’s V300 ZEFIRO Very High-Speed Train Contribution to Hitachi Rail

Alstom will continue to honor its obligations under the existing orders for Rolling Stock from Trenitalia and ILSA to ensure a seamless transition.
Categories: Rail
Alstom Signs Agreement with Metrolinx to Overhaul Commuter Railcars

The mid-life overhaul and upgrades of the cars will be performed over a two-year period, requiring the vehicles to be stripped down, overhauling parts, and...
Categories: Rail
FRA, FTA Representatives Visit Testing of Caltrain’s All-New Stadler Multilevel EMU Trainsets

The trainsets were designed specifically for Caltrain by Stadler to meet the evolving needs of the industry, its workforce, and its riders while reducing...
Categories: Bus, Rail, Security and Safety
More than 90% of TTC Employees Disclose Vaccination Status in Advance of Mandate

As of earlier this week, 91% of unionized and 95% of non-unionized employees have shared their status, with the vast majority already fully vaccinated.
Categories: Rail, Security and Safety, Technology
Metro-North, CTDOT Bring PTC, Signal System to Waterbury Branch

With the activation of the Waterbury Branch, all parts of Metro-North are now operating in PTC.
Categories: Management, Rail
U.S. DOT Awards Valley Metro $158.1M Grant for Light Rail Extension

The 1.6-mile light rail extension will provide frequent, reliable, sustainable, and safe public transportation, helping residents get to work, schools,...
Categories: Rail
First SBCTA DMU Train Leaves Stadler Facility

All three Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) vehicles are scheduled to undergo extensive testing on SBCTA’s infrastructure upon arrival in San Bernardino County.
Categories: Rail, Security and Safety, Technology
Siemens Mobility, RazorSecure Team to Strengthen Rail Cybersecurity

The so-called “Alliance for Availability” aims to solve the complexity challenge through collaboration and brings together the most diverse service-related...
Categories: Bus, Management, New Mobility, Paratransit, Rail
Feds Highlight Key Priorities, Funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The BID authorizes up to $108 billion, including $91 billion in guaranteed funding for public transportation — “the most significant federal investment in...
Categories: Rail
Metra Approves Ticket Vending Machine Contract

The weather-hardened, fully ADA-accessible vending machines will accept cash or credit and could eventually accept Ventra cards.
Categories: Management, Rail
CTA Ridership Continues to Grow in 2021

Since January 2021, CTA’s system-wide ridership has essentially doubled, with more than 21 million monthly and nearly 800,000 average weekday rides provided...
Categories: Bus, Management, Rail
Chicago Transit Authority Honored for Leadership, Innovation

METRO caught up with the winner of its 2020 Innovative Solutions Award to discover a bit more about what truly sets them apart.
Categories: Bus, Rail, Security and Safety, Technology
Transit Agency Priorities for Cybersecurity

Now, more than ever, cybersecurity is vitally important for public transit agencies.
Categories: Rail, Technology
Metrolink Teams with Moovit to Improve Commuter Experience

Moovit users receive current information so they know exactly when their bus or train is arriving, a Live Directions feature with Get Off Alerts to provide...
Categories: Rail, Technology
Amtrak Debuts New Ticket Kiosks with National Rollout

The new Amtrak kiosk can be activated by touch, card swipe, barcode scan, or inserting a headset.
Categories: Rail
Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group to Acquire Balfour Beatty Track Solutions Business

The acquisition means that RSNA will be the largest owner operator of ballast cleaning services in North America.
Categories: Rail
Amtrak, Penn Station to Break Ground for Baltimore Penn Station Redevelopment Project

Construction work is now underway for platform improvements, with the building renovations starting later this year. Construction will continue in phases to...
Categories: Rail, Technology
Alstom Wins Contract for Automatic Metro System

The contract also includes solutions for driverless automated systems, data transmission, centralized supervision controls, and the overall integration of...
Categories: Bus, Paratransit, Rail, Security and Safety
TransLink Implementing Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Employees

The policy applies to all employees of TransLink, Coast Mountain Bus Company, BC Rapid Transit Co., and Transit Police.
Categories: Rail
Urban Rail Transit Market to Reach $59 Bn by 2031

The urban rail transit market is projected to reach $59 Bn by 2031 and it is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2021 to 2031, according to...
Categories: Rail
Link Light Rail Reaches Seattle’s University District, Other Neighborhoods

The 4.3-mile extension adds three new stations to the system, with one at each of Northgate, Roosevelt, and U District. Trips are 13 minutes from Northgate...
Categories: Rail
NTSB Calls for Railroads to Better Protect Rail Roadway Workers

The recommendation issued by the NTSB to the Federal Railroad Administration and Amtrak addressed several safety issues.
Categories: Bus, Management, Rail
Sound Transit's Rogoff to Depart in 2022

Upon his arrival in early 2016, Rogoff worked with the board and communities across the region to help shape and earn voter approval for the Sound Transit 3...
Categories: Rail, Technology
Amsted Rail, Alstom Partner to Supply 200 Commuter Railcars

Amsted Rail will provide complete, assembled bogie systems, plus couplers, draft gears, and crash energy management systems.
Categories: Rail
Metra Police Save Man from Jumping Off Bridge

The incident was recorded on one of the officers’ body cameras.
Categories: Management, Rail
SEPTA Creating Long-Term Vision for Regional Rail

Reimagining Regional Rail will create a vision of what that looks like and will identify the infrastructure, equipment, operations, and policies needed to...
Categories: Bus, Rail, Security and Safety
New York’s MTA to Increase Mask Enforcement Throughout the System

The goal of heightened enforcement is to increase mask usage across all agencies, and to return to 2020 and early 2021 compliance levels where nearly 100%...
Categories: Bus, New Mobility, Rail, Technology
DART Adds Contactless Fare Payment

The contactless payment option gives riders a new touch-free option for paying their fare, along with the GoPass® mobile app and GoPass® Tap card. Riders...

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