Keep up to date on the latest light rail, rapid transit, commuter, and long-distance passenger rail news from coast to coast.
January 5, 2018
The request for proposals calls for a base order of at least 12 new or 15 remanufactured locomotives with options for up to 30 additional new locomotives or 27 additional remanufactured locomotives, for a total of up to 42 new or remanufactured locomotives.
January 2, 2018
No injuries were reported when a rebuilt PCC trolley collided with a box truck in San Francisco on New Year’s Day.
December 31, 2017
According to a post on Brightline’s official Facebook page, limited service between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla., will begin the week of January 8.
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.