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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.

Governor pushes for Buffalo light rail extension

January 9, 2017

Governor pushes for Buffalo light rail extension

New York State governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his desire to expand Buffalo’s light rail to suburban Amherst, as well as build a new transit hub downtown on the waterfront.


Injuries in SEPTA trolley collision

January 6, 2017

Injuries in SEPTA trolley collision

On January 5, two SEPTA Route 10 trolleys collided near 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia injuring 44 passengers and two operators.


More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment

January 4, 2017

More than 100 injured in LIRR derailment

A low-speed collision with the bumping block at Long Island Rail Road’s Atlantic Avenue Terminal in Brooklyn, N.Y., injured more than 100 riders during this morning’s rush hour.


December 26, 2016

First steps toward Baton Rouge commuter rail

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards is seeking matching federal funds to put into motion a plan to build out a commuter rail corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.


December 14, 2016

Passenger advocate Arthur Lloyd dies

Passenger train advocate and industry professional Arthur Lloyd passed away on December 4 in his home at Menlo Park, Calif., at age 91.


December 14, 2016

Brightline trains delivered to Florida

The first of five trainsets for Florida’s new Brightline passenger service has been delivered from Siemens’ California assembly plant.


November 1, 2016

SEPTA Transit Workers Strike

More than 5,000 SEPTA transit workers went on strike at midnight, bringing Philadelphia subways, light rail, and buses to a screeching halt.


October 14, 2016

SMART Delays Start-up Until 2017

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit is delaying start of service until 2017 to address a defect in their brand-new Nippon Shayro diesel multiple unit cars.


October 10, 2016

Hoboken Terminal reopened

Historic Hoboken Terminal reopened on Monday, October 10, more than a week after the fatal crash on September 29 that killed one and injured more than 100.


October 10, 2016

LIRR sideswipe closes Main Line

A Long Island Rail Road commuter train sideswiped a work train near New Hyde Park, N.Y., on October 8, injuring 33 of the 600 passengers on board.