Railway Age News

The Los Angeles County MTA (LACMTA) Expo Line Phase 2 LRT extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

The MBTA connects some of the country's busiest universities with the downtown business community and the heart of the state's thriving technology sector, and now it wants to establish a process for those groups to suggest ways to improve the transportation system.

Siemens announced September 29 a contract to provide 122 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRVs) for Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in Washington state.

At least one person died and up to 100 have been injured, some of them critically, when an NJ Transit train went through an end-of-platform bumper and into the train concourse in Hoboken Terminal just before 9:00 AM on Thursday, Sept. 29.

In January 2016, Empire State Development, the New York MTA, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak issued an RFP soliciting proposals for the comprehensive redevelopment of the historic midtown Farley Building, including a Train Hall and the surrounding office and retail space. The winners have now been announced.

On the offensive following the Surface Transportation Board’s recent flurry of activity on multiple proposed regulations, the Association of American Railroads wrote to leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today for the week ending September 24, 2016, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 539,609 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.8% compared with the same week last year.

Industry-Railway Suppliers Inc. announced a new partnership with Panduit Corp., a family owned business based in Tinley Park, Ill.

The board of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Talgo for a contract to refurbish up to 74 Los Angeles Metro Rail A650 rapid transit cars.

FRA-regulated railroads are the only U.S. transportation mode that do not have comprehensive, federally mandated medical fitness-for-duty standards and monitoring protocols. Only vision and hearing are covered by FRA regulations. That leaves railroads free to fashion standards and impose them, at will, on employees.

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