N.C. light rail plan backers: system would prevent sprawl

Supporters of a 17.3-mile route in the Orange-Durham transit plan said it is critical to concentrating economic and residential growth. Opposition claims only 4.3 miles will serve southern Chapel Hill and there’s no plan for a direct link to Research Triangle Park.

NJ Transit to restore historic rail station for $1.7M

Will upgrade the Watsessing Station building exterior to preserve the historic character of the station; make site improvements surrounding the building at the street and platform levels; and install CCTV cameras, passenger communication systems and updated signage to enhance the overall customer experience.

Popular NJ Transit express train cut angers riders

With a 5:54 p.m. express train replaced by a 6:19 p.m. train that makes seven stops, commuters are put off schedule. The agency is putting observers on the trains and working on a solution.

Calif. opens three new L.A. Union Station tracks, platform

Passenger rail service has increased from six daily trains to 22 daily trains, since Caltrans began managing Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner corridor.

Bombardier Zefiro wins German design award

It is the third prestigious design award for the train, which has also won the German iF Product Design Award and the 2011 Good Design Award, from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

San Francisco advertises Central Subway contract

The contract includes work that was previously divided into four separate construction contracts. It will also provide for a stronger and more consistent program to provide opportunities for small businesses and local residents seeking jobs.

HDR joint venture wins Toronto design contract

The station is part of the city's Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Light Rail Transit system, a project that will connect riders from Black Creek Drive to Scarborough City Center.

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