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Maryland Department of Transportation’s MTA Debuts New Express BusLink Service

June 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Transit

BALTIMORE, Md., JUNE 20, 2016—Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn praised the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) for launching Express BusLink today as the first new service offered as part of BaltimoreLink.…

75 State-of-the-Art Buses Hit the Streets in Queens

May 18, 2016 - in Corporate, Transit

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the arrival of the first of 75 new buses that are being deployed into service this year as part of a concentrated…

The New York State Budget Includes $55 Billion for Transportation Statewide

April 4, 2016 - in Financial, Maintenance, Transportation

The New York State budget signed last week contains the largest state transportation plan ever approved, with more than $55 billion of transportation…

MTA Approves Final Major Contract for East Side Access Manhattan Caverns

January 28, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Rail

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved the final major contract for the East Side Access project, which will build and finish four platforms and eight tracks for the new Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) terminal some 100 feet below…

Funding Agreement Announced for New York’s MTA Capital Program

October 14, 2015 - in Financial, Transit

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast today announced that an agreement has been reached on the remaining funding for the MTA Capital Program. New York State has committed to provide $8.3 billion, and New York City…

Federal Railroad Administration Issues $967.1 Million MTA Loan to Finance Critical Safety Upgrades to the Nation’s Largest Commuter Railroads

May 10, 2015 - in Financial, Transit

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today closed on a $967.1 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in order to facilitate the deployment…

New Fulton Center Transit Stop Opens in New York City

November 10, 2014 - in Construction, Projects, Transit, Transportation

The Fulton Center is now open to the public and it’s already a major hit! Located at the crossroads of Lower Manhattan on Broadway between John and Fulton Streets, this fully digital transit and retail hub will serve as New York City’s next great public…

San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars from Siemens

September 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Transit, Transportation

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of USD 648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest…

Over $886 Million Awarded to the MTA to Rebuild Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

January 27, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

The Metropolitan Transportation will finally be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Sandy, and will also be given additional funding to rebuild even stronger infrastructure designed to withstand what the MTA calls “the new realities of extreme weather.”…

Siemens to Automate the Two Busiest Commuter Lines in the USA

November 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Siemens Rail Automation, in a consortium with Bombardier Transportation, is to upgrade the train control systems on the two largest commuter lines in the USA under the terms of a corresponding contract awarded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).…