May 22, 2019
Metro: Rail Transit

Inadequate planning, insufficient training led to Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, Amtrak Cascades train 501 derailed on an overpass as it entered a 30-mph curve at approximately 78 mph.

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California sues to prevent withholding of high-speed rail funds

Filed in federal court in San Francisco, the suit claims the U.S. DOT lacks authority to withhold the $929 million it was due.

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WMATA pulls 3000-Series trains after door malfunction

The incident, which happened after the train left the station on Sunday afternoon, was captured on video by a rider.

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Sydney Rail Ops Designed with Humans in Mind

Sydney, Australia’s new facility will be able to operate under extreme events with redundant and diverse power and communication feeds.

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Portland-Vancouver launches transit fare card on iPhone

The Hop Fastpass® is the first transit fare card in North America to launch in Apple Wallet.

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NYCT, Visa set to launch contactless cards to ride subways and buses

Chas also worked on new system to help the MTA accept tap-to-pay for its new OMNY fare payment system.

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WSP USA names new leader for transit, rail zero-emissions tech

John Drayton will support the company’s vehicle initiatives, providing national strategy development and managerial expertise.

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APTA chair talks agenda, how to be a better board member

David M. Stackrow Sr. was elected chair of APTA's board of directors last fall.

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