Portland, Ore. to vote on rail spending

Voters in Oregon’s Clackamas County will decide on Ballot Measure 3-401, which would require county commissioners to get voter approval to spend money on new rail systems. If passed, the initiative could affect a light rail line currently under construction.

Amtrak ridership surges in 2012

Through 11 months of FY 2012, total Amtrak ridership is up 3.4% as compared to the same period last year. When the current fiscal year ends on September 30, Amtrak expects a new annual ridership record will be set, surpassing the current record of 30.2 million passengers established in FY 2011.

IBM to help with Ottawa light rail project

The City of Ottawa was awarded the assistance of seven consultants whose work would have cost about $400,000 as part of winning IBM’s 2012 Smarter Cities Challenge.

AECOM awarded Denver light rail contract

Will provide final design services for the RTD's forthcoming 10.5-mile I-225 light rail line, part of the region's ongoing FasTracks System.

ENSCO to equip Amtrak

The TrackIT Track Chart Management System hosts Amtrak’s official track charts and provides them as high-quality PDF digital copies or hard copies. It allows for easy updates to track chart information by loading Amtrak’s in-house asset database data on the application server, which updates the electronic track chart records.

Va. Railway appoints former CapMetro VP to CEO post

Doug Allen is a seasoned veteran of transportation operations with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

BART marks 40th year of service

Ridership, in its first year of service in 1972, totaled 15,000 trips per weekday. Last month, ridership reached 384,000 trips per weekday, the busiest in BART's history.

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