Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.
June 24, 2019
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit approved a resolution on June 18 to name future service running on the Cotton Belt Commuter Rail as the Silver Line.
April 18, 2019
As the next generation of Trolley cars gears up to begin service on the UC San Diego Blue Line this Saturday, officials with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) unveiled to the public the first vehicle of the new Trolley series as part of a ‘Trolley Open House’ on Wednesday.
March 7, 2019
Former Amtrak CEO Joseph H. Boardman died while on vacation with family on March 7 after complications from a stroke.
January 22, 2019
After years of discussion, Amtrak announced they have reached a tentative agreement to allow Metro-North to expand New Haven Line commuter service from New Rochelle to New York Penn Station.
January 5, 2019
New Jersey Transit has named veteran railroader Raymond P. Kelly as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations, to take effect immediately.
January 4, 2019
The NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next Executive Director, effective February 19, 2019.
December 13, 2018
Siemens Canada has been awarded a major contract with VIA Rail Canada to design and build 32 new bi-directional corridor trainsets to be delivered by 2022.
November 16, 2018
In exchange for a stake in the company, Brightline trains will be rebranded as Virgin Trains USA in 2019.
July 2, 2018
Tickets are $125.00 per person and includes the ride on the White River Rocket, luncheon at Joliet Union Station, the “Rocket House” stop, and admission to the evening program at Chicago Union Station.
April 20, 2018
Amtrak will offer contemporary and fresh dining choices for sleeping car customers, instead of traditional dining car service, embarking aboard its Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains starting June 1.