Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.
December 29, 2017
Two trolleys collided on Boston’s Mattapan High-Speed Line, injuring 17 passengers and damaging the two cars involved.
December 20, 2017
Preliminary reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicate that speed was a factor in Monday’s derailment of Amtrak Train 501 at DuPont, Wash., which killed three passengers and injured dozens more.
December 19, 2017
Amtrak Train 501 derailed on a sharp curve between Tacoma and Olympia, Wash., early Monday morning, killing 3 and injuring dozens as the train piled up on busy Interstate 5 paralleling the tracks.
December 7, 2017
Union Pacific Railroad has closed tracks between Ventura and Santa Barbara, Calif., due to wildfires in the area.
October 24, 2017
According to reports by the Miami Sun-Sentinel, the cost projections for Fort Lauderdale’s new three-mile Wave light rail line are more than $100 million higher than originally anticipated.
September 6, 2017
French company Transdev has been chosen as the operator of the 2.1 mile Milwaukee Streetcar.
August 25, 2017
The long-anticipated Sonora-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter rail made its debut on August 25, with full service beginning the following day.
August 23, 2017
Two SEPTA Norristown High-Speed Line trains collided at 69th Street terminal on August 22, injuring 33.
July 24, 2017
Connecticut DOT has chosen TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts to be the operators of the new Harford Line service between New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, Mass.
July 12, 2017
Working for 18 months without a contract, the Chicago Transit Authority workers represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 voted to strike in response to failed negotiations.