MBTA executes final work closure of Green Line

This weekend, the MBTA’s Green Line Transformation (GLT) team, part of Capital Transformation, began the third and final full-access closure on the Green Line D Branch.

Utah exploring new passenger line; could it choose high-speed rail?

Utah is talking about high-speed rail, but the walk could take years to complete, if not decades.

Bells & Whistles—Sen. Warren wants to see MBTA leadership gone

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Oct. 21.


Sen. Warren calls for a change in MBTA leadership

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) believes the only way the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) can fix safety shortcomings is to bring in new leadership.

TriMet’s Better Red project will shut down weekend service for bridge work

A segment of Portland’s MAX Red Line service will be shut down this weekend for TriMet’s Better Red project.

TSA issues new cybersecurity requirements for freight and passenger railroads

In an increasingly dangerous cyber world, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued additional cybersecurity directives for U.S. railroads.

Legacy system upgrade guidelines spotlighted at Railway Age/RT&S LRT Conference

“Converting Legacy Systems to Modern LRT Standards” is among the many technical presentations at the Railway Age/RT&S Light Rail 2022 Conference, Nov. 16-17, Boston, which returns to a live, in-person format since going virtual in 2020.

Emergency work in San Clemente, Calif., will take longer; new contractor selected

The final details of emergency slope stabilization work in San Clemente are emerging, and it looks like the construction timeline has added some length.

MBTA GLX, Mattapan projects spotlighted at Railway Age/RT&S LRT Conference

MBTA’s Green Line (GLX) and Mattapan Line Transformation Projects will be presented in detail at the Railway Age/RT&S Light Rail 2022 Conference, Nov. 16-17, Boston, which returns to a live, in-person format since going virtual in 2020.

California’s high-speed rail project produces results when it comes to sustainability

As California leads the way on the innovative advancement of clean, sustainable transportation, the California High-Speed Rail Authority released its latest Sustainability Report detailing how the high-speed rail system serves as the backbone of the state’s ambitious climate goals.

Fatal Amtrak derailment was enough as MoDOT asks for major increase in state money

The state of Missouri does not want another fatal Amtrak derailment, but prevention is going to take money.

Rail Group On Air: The future of rolling stock

IRJ Editor-in-Chief Kevin Smith speaks with John Santamaria of Clever Devices and Alex Pacquet of Alstom on the rise of alternative traction in the rail industry as well as the latest trends in passenger experience and the shift toward predictive maintenance for rail vehicles.

Texas Central still has a pulse, but residents and landowners demand answers

Landowners involved in Texas Central’s high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston fired out a flare recently to see if there was any life out there.

Look: Workers ready for concrete pour on KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project

KC Streetcar Constructors crews prepared skeletonized track late last week for an afternoon concrete pour in Kansas City, Mo.

Bells & Whistles—Del Mar candidate said tunnel options would be devastating to community

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Oct. 14.

Del Mar candidate: Options to move track would present ‘devastating tunnels’

It was no surprise that track relocation was a hot-button topic during a recent forum of those running for Del Mar (Calif.) City Council.

First leg of record-setting bridge funding is announced

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the first round of grants from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s competitive Bridge Investment Program.

Watch: Drone footage of second high-speed rail overpass finished in the last month in Calif.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in collaboration with Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture, announced the completion of the Kent Avenue Grade Separation—the second high-speed rail overpass to open to traffic in Kings County within the last month.

Windsor, Ontario, looks beyond a rail yard for the landing spot of a crossing

With the first proposal of one end of a wildlife crossing over Ojibway Parkway in Windsor, Ontario, looking more like a zoo, city officials have agreed to take another look at the structure’s footprint.


HART keeps light rail project moving forward with announcement of utility relocation work

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) announced that a Notice to Proceed had been issued to Nan, Inc. for utility infrastructure relocation along Dillingham Boulevard.