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Fla. motorcoach operations announce acquisition

Motorcoach| January 30, 2014
The two companies offer varied, but also overlapping, services to central and south Florida, and this realignment is a major step toward increased efficiency while improving customer service.

HDR increases partnership with WTS International

Bus| January 30, 2014
A historically Champion-level partner in support of the association, HDR has announced it will increase its partnership with WTS to the Trailblazer level.
Management & Operations| January 29, 2014

Studies tout Dallas light rail's impact

One study found that DART’s capital spending on light rail was almost $5.63 billion, or $4.7 billion in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars. During that time, the expansion generated $7.4 billion in regional economic activity. Meanwhile, TOD investment has totaled $5.3 billion since the system's 1996 debut.
Rail| January 29, 2014

FRA issues final rule to improve rail inspections

The new regulations require performance-based inspections, a process designed to minimize rail defects, which will generally result in an increase in tests performed over a designated area of track.
Government Issues| January 29, 2014

Jacobs to provide monitoring, tech assistance for FRA grant, loans

The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract, awarded by the Volpe Center, has a maximum order limit of $70 million.
Rail| January 29, 2014

Amtrak, California request bids for high-speed trains

Amtrak is seeking up to 28 high-speed trainsets that can meet or exceed current Acela Express trip times on the existing NEC infrastructure. California High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking an initial order of 15 trainsets that can meet its planned trip-time requirements for service from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles.
Rail| January 29, 2014

Fla. transit supporters cry foul over rail survey findings

Supporters say the survey, which found 45% of residents opposed raising the sales tax 1% to pay for a new commuter train, fails to mention the new sales tax will replace a special property tax that funds PSTA operations.
Rail| January 29, 2014

San Francisco tunnel boring continues progress

Beginning Tuesday, Big Alma was set to be in operation 24 hours a day to build the approximately 425 feet of new tunnel beneath the Market Street tunnels.
Management & Operations| January 28, 2014

L.A. Metro taps Graffiti Shield for rail station protection

Company will install and maintain patent-pending protective films covering approximately 900,000 square feet of stainless steel per year in an effort to minimize graffiti damage and improve the appearance and comfort within rail stations throughout Los Angeles over the next five years.
Management & Operations| January 28, 2014

Fort Worth's 'T' appoints former FRA official to COO

Tom Tulley was Passenger Rail Specialist for the FRA Region 5 in Dallas from 1999 to 2012, receiving the FRA’s Bronze Superior Achievement Medal for Passenger Rail Initiatives.

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