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Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.

Caltrain to Maintain Service During Shelter In Place Order

March 16, 2020

Caltrain to Maintain Service During Shelter In Place Order

During the Shelter in Place Public Health Order, Caltrain commuter rail will operate on a reduced peak-hour schedule that goes into effect March 17


Bay Area Rapid Transit Continues Regular Service During Shelter in Place Order

March 16, 2020

Bay Area Rapid Transit Continues Regular Service During Shelter in Place Order

Bay Area Rapid Transit will continue to provide regular service for riders performing essential activities and for riders traveling to and from “essential business” work.


Amtrak names William Flynn as new CEO and President

March 2, 2020

Amtrak names William Flynn as new CEO and President

Amtrak announced that it has named William J. Flynn as its next Chief Executive Officer and President. Flynn, a seasoned business leader with four decades of transportation and logistics experience, will begin his role on April 15, 2020.


Future DART Cotton Belt Service renamed Silver Line

June 24, 2019

Future DART Cotton Belt Service renamed Silver Line

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.


Next-Generation San Diego Trolley Cars Begin Service on Saturday

April 18, 2019

Next-Generation San Diego Trolley Cars Begin Service on Saturday

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.


Joe Boardman, Former Amtrak CEO, Dies

March 7, 2019

Joe Boardman, Former Amtrak CEO, Dies

Former Amtrak CEO Joseph H. Boardman died while on vacation with family on March 7 after complications from a stroke.


Amtrak and Metro-North Reach Agreement on East Bronx Expansion

January 22, 2019

Amtrak and Metro-North Reach Agreement on East Bronx Expansion

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.


NJ Transit names Raymond P. Kenny to lead Rail Operations

January 5, 2019

NJ Transit names Raymond P. Kenny to lead Rail Operations

New Jersey Transit has named veteran railroader Raymond P. Kelly as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rail Operations, to take effect immediately.


Kevin Corbett named Executive Director of NJ Transit

January 4, 2019

Kevin Corbett named Executive Director of NJ Transit

The NJ Transit Board of Directors approved Kevin Corbett as the next Executive Director, effective February 19, 2019.


Siemens Canada secures major order for VIA Rail Canada

December 13, 2018

Siemens Canada secures major order for VIA Rail Canada

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.