Topic : state of good repair

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Md. shuts down entire subway system for emergency repairs

Management & Operations| February 12, 2018

After weekend inspections, it was determined the entire system will need to remain closed for up to four weeks.

Trump budget reportedly cuts $150M in WMATA funding

Government Issues| February 7, 2018

Federal officials argue the decade-long program in the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act expired with the fiscal year that began in July 2017, even though that interpretation leaves WMATA with $150 million less than pledged under the bill.

Rail| February 6, 2018

Chicago Transit launches program to speed 'L' train commutes

The $179 million investment is being funded through a small increase in fees charged to app-based ride-hailing companies operating in Chicago.

Management & Operations| November 30, 2017

How to Maintain a State of Good Repair by Leveraging Asset Management Tools

Agencies are turning to versatile asset management platforms to help streamline their processes and meet requirements, which can both help create peace of mind that the agency is in compliance with federal regulations, as well as launch further proactive efforts.

Rail| July 14, 2017

Talgo readies overhaul work of L.A. Metro railcars

Metro awarded a contract to Talgo to improve the performance of the Metro Red Line A650 HRVs by replacing and/or overhauling critical vehicle systems and subsystems.

Rail| May 1, 2017

Amtrak CEO tells state lawmakers Penn Station repairs to cause more delays

Officials plan to meet with LIRR and NJ TRANSIT officials next week with the hope of publishing a plan for track closures by the second week in May so that commuters can plan ahead, as part of its 14-month track renewal project plan.

Government Issues| March 7, 2017

Boston transportation plan touts 58 projects to improve mobility

Plan includes policies for restructured bus routes, autonomous vehicles and development of 'microhubs' with access to bike- and carshare options.

Security and Safety | February 21, 2017

Commuter rail continues to make progress on PTC, according to APTA

Since APTA's last quarterly report, the Federal Transit Administration has updated the SOGR for the public transit industry which has increased to $90 billion.

Rail| December 16, 2016

Plans to improve Northeast Corridor service unveiled

Recommendation's include adding new tracks to increase the Northeast Corridor to four tracks in most locations, which would allow for more frequent and faster service.

Rail| November 23, 2016

Anatomy of a Rail System Shutdown, Reconstruction

In order for scheduled repairs to take place when subway ridership was at its lowest all year, the Maryland Transit Administration undertook an unprecedented plan to shut down the central core of the 33-year-old subway system for 21 days.


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