The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has contracted with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to help Metro select the best delivery methods possible for advancing major transportation projects in L.A County. LACMTA and Ernst & Young will use the public-private partnership (P3) model that's become increasingly popular (P4).
Responding to the Washington Council of Fire Fighters and other first responders, Washington State adopted a new rule, Chapter 173-185 WAC, Oil Movement by Rail and Pipeline Notification, “to enhance oil spill preparedness and response.”
The Surface Transportation Board released August 31 an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), which considers a new, streamlined procedure to resolve small rate disputes between shippers of all commodities and Class I railroads.
Siemens hosted San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for a behind-the-scenes look at the first of 215 California-built light rail vehicles currently under production at the Siemens rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif. The first SFMTA advanced technology S200 high-floor LRV is expected to arrive in San Francisco in December and will enter into final testing and commissioning prior to revenue service, scheduled for 2018.
Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement following the announcement in Wilmington, Del., by Vice President Joe Biden on Alstom's winning bid in Amtrak’s high speed train purchase: