MC: Two New VPs

MC: Two New VPs

20.March, Hyannis MA – Massachusetts Coastal Railroad President and COO Christopher Podgurski announced two senior appointments: Eric Ciborowski returns as Vice President of Railroad Operations, after serving at the MBTA since 2014. Ciborowski brings over 18 Years of Railroad experience, with specific concentrations to Mechanical, Compliance, and Safety Training. Podgurski appreciates Ciborowski’s “no-nonsense approach [that] […]

PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

DEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH. DISMISS THEM AT YOUR PERIL.

<UPDATE>PAR SALE: Objections Pick Up Steam

23.March, Washington, DC – Additional concerns have been filed pushing the STB to consider the CSX Application as a major transaction.  In addition to the new filings, the State of Vermont has fired another volley in response to the CSX reply issued in the state’s initial comments. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO (IBEW) […]

MBTA Approves Short-Term Service Cuts

PREVIOUS PLANS ADJUSTED BASED ON PUBLIC INPUT AND PERSISTENT LOW RIDERSHIP. CHANGES ARE IN EFFECT FOR FY2021 ONLY. FY2022 PROSPECTS WILL BE EVALUATED THIS COMING SPRING.

MBTA Approves Short-Term Service Cuts

14.December, Boston MA {MBTA Press Release, lightly edited} – Today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) approved a series of revised short-term service changes for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) that incorporate recent public input and additional analysis of ridership. These service changes help match service levels with current and near-term low ridership demand […]

MBTA: New MBTA Cars Delayed Extra Year

SIX PILOT CARS DELIVERED BY TRUCK TO REBUILT CABOT YARD FOR TESTING, PLANNED SPRING PASSENGER SERVICE.

08.October, Boston MA – Six, extra-long low-boy tractor-trailer combos wended their way though South Boston to MBTA’s Cabot Yard, each carrying a white-wrapped Red Line pilot test car. The new cars had been shipped from Shangai CH via Newark NJ. The cars were produced at CRRC’s

MBTA: South Coast Rail Phase One Contracts Awarded

MBTA Awards Second Major Contract for SCR Phase One Build. $562.5 Million will Connect Fall River and New Bedford Commuters via Middleboro to Boston South Station by Late 2023.

MBTA: South Coast Rail Phase One Contracts Awarded

24 August, Boston MA – Phase One of the SCR project will reconstruct existing freight rail lines connecting to the operating MBTA Middleboro Line. The Middleboro Secondary, New Bedford Main, and Fall River Secondary lines will be upgraded for passenger service with new track, as well as new stations and platforms, commuter parking, train layover, signal […]

FRA: Millions For Boston South Stn, Providence Stn.

Federal Railroad Administration Awards 10 Transit State Of Good Repair (SOGR) Grants Totaling More Than $272 Million. MASSDOT, RIDOT, NJTRANSIT, PADOT Take an Aggregated $87.1 Million.

21 August, Washington DC – SOGR awards aid in the repair and rehabilitation of publicly- or Amtrak-owned or controlled railroad equipment, infrastructure and facilities with the aim of improving intercity passenger rail performance. The four Northeast region DOTs are getting an aggregated $87.1M in awards. The largest single award of $76.8M was granted to NCDOT for […]