Service on TransLink’s Canada Line to Be Impacted by Capstan Station Construction

Service on the Canada Line between Bridgeport Station and Richmond-Brighouse Station will be temporarily impacted due to construction from April 11 until May 12, allowing construction crews to continue work on the new Capstan Station, TransLink announced April 4.

RTD Begins Extended Improvements Project on Multiple Lines to Lone Tree

RTD began an extensive project on April 3 to undertake maintenance and repairs to the coping panels that run along the Southeast Rail Line south of Broadway to Lincoln Station near to I-25.

Brightline to Continue Train Testing Up to 79 MPH in Indian River County

Brightline is continuing essential work on its Orlando extension with train testing in Indian River County having commenced April 1, 2023, with trains traveling up to 79 mph.

MTA Unveils Replacement of Frequently Struck LIRR Bridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced a new overpass in Garden City with a 14-foot, five-inch vehicular clearance that would improve safety and cut train delays.

Caltrain Issues Emergency Order to Repair Rail Bridge

Caltrain declared an emergency on March 27 to repair damage to the embankment that supports the rail bridge between Palo Alto and Menlo Park, which was weakened by previous storms.

RTD Prioritizes Southeast Rail Line Repairs, Postpones Louisiana-Pearl Station Work

RTD has postponed planned overnight work at Louisiana-Pearl Station to refinish surfaces. The one-month project, which was intended to begin on April 2, will now take place in late spring.

Engineering Partnership, Local First Nations to Mitigate Wetland Geotechnical Issues

With roughly 86,486,883 acres of wetland in Ontario, officials face unique issues when managing the operation and maintenance of railway lines.

Ottawa Light Rail Committee Receives Stage 2 Construction Update

The City of Ottawa’s Light Rail Sub-Committee has received a detailed update on Stage 2 construction activities as work continues to extend the O-Train network farther south, east and west.

Transit Partners Appeal Ruling That Denied $100M Claim for RTD’s Unexpected Costs

The contracting group that built three commuter rail lines for the Regional Transportation District appealed a court verdict on March 30 that had denied its request for the transit agency to cover almost $112 million in unforeseen costs.

San Clemente Stabilization Project to Entail San Luis Rey River Habitat Restoration

The railroad stabilization project planned on a coastal hillside in San Clemente will involve the preservation of native habitat near the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside.

Construction on the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomana, Calif., is more than two-thirds’ complete. (Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority Photograph)

LA Metro’s Foothill Gold Line Project Marks Milestone

All reconstruction work requiring long-term street closures is now finished for the 21 at-grade crossings along Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA Metro) Foothill Gold Line light rail project. This is

VPRA Seeks Construction Partners for Long Bridge Project

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) announced March 29 that it has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking qualified design-build teams for the north end of the Long Bridge project.

Northern Indiana’s South Shore Projects Push Forward as Construction Season Gets Underway

The $950 million Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District project’s West Lake Corridor commuter railroad work is roughly one-quarter complete, with crews continuing site and structural work.

Metrolinx Installs Traction Power Substations Along Hazel McCallion Line

Metrolinx has announced updates along Hurontario Street with the installation of traction power substations along the Hazel McCallion Line and at the project’s maintenance and storage facility.

Two Firms Shortlisted for Second Surrey Langley SkyTrain Contract

The Province of British Columbia has announced that two pre-qualified teams have moved forward to the request for proposals stage to design and build eight new stations for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain.

RTD Plans Maintenance Work Through October

Colorado’s Regional Transportation District has announced two light rail maintenance projects to support the safe operation of the E, H, and R lines between I-25/Broadway Station in Denver and Lincoln Station in Lone Tree.

Report: HART System Safety Plan Advances

A safety plan has been proposed for the HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Honolulu Rail System, whose first segment is expected to open in July. KHON Channel 2 on March 27

California Allocates $37M to San Diego Transportation Infrastructure Repairs 

The California Transportation Commission announced March 24 that millions of dollars in state funds will be directed to local San Diego governments to restore transportation infrastructure.

Port Authority Shortlists Three APM Firms to Replace AirTrain Newark

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced March 23 that it has chosen three automated-people-mover system technology firms to move forward to the next step of a multi-phase procurement process to replace the existing AirTrain Newark system at Newark Liberty International Airport with a new 2.5-mile automated train system.

MBTA Awards Contract for Track, Signal Upgrades at South Station

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved a $98 million construction contract with Middlesex Corporation on March 23 to upgrade the tracks, switches, and signals at South Station.