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.

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.

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.

NJ Transit to Revitalize Historic Mahwah Station

NJ Transit is moving forward with plans to revamp its Mahwah train station and improve customer service.

SEPTA Awards Design Contract for Broad Street ADA Improvements

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority on March 23 awarded a contract to move forward with accessibility enhancements at three subway stations.

BART Ridership Forecast Could Redefine South Bay Transit

One of the country’s largest infrastructure projects, carrying Bay Area Rapid Transit trains through downtown San Jose, is taking shape. Nevertheless, the number of passengers who will use the extension—and its future as a key component for regional transport—is becoming increasingly uncertain.

Trinity Railway Express Requests to Amend PTC System

Trinity Railway Express submitted a request for amendment to its Federal Railroad Administration-certified positive train control system on March 3.

PATH to Debut 9-Car Service on Newark-World Trade Center Line

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will begin the first phase of a massive expansion of PATH service along the Newark-World Trade Center line on March 23.

Maryland Approves FY24 Funding Commitment for Southern Maryland Rapid Transit

The State budget for FY24, which includes a sizeable financial commitment for the Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Project, has been approved by the Maryland House of Delegates.

SEPTA Requests to Amend PTC Plan, Seeks Approval of Railroad Signal System Modification

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority submitted a request for amendment to its Federal Railroad Administration-approved Positive Train Control Implementation Plan on Feb. 22.

Metro-North to Adjust Schedules to Support State of Good Repair Projects

NEW YORK–MTA Metro-North Railroad this week announced upcoming schedule adjustments on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines to support state of good repair work. The new schedule will go into effect on Sunday, March 26, and be in effect through Saturday, June 10. The minor adjustments on the schedule will support ongoing infrastructure improvements happening on all three of the railroad’s East of Hudson lines. 

Geotechnical Testing Lays Groundwork for Metrolinx GO Expansion

Geotechnical testing is being completed as part of the Metrolinx GO Expansion program’s next steps, which will eventually increase the number and speed of GO trains operating throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region.

LACMTA Removes Temporary Decking at Future Wilshire/Fairfax Station for Purple Extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Purple Line (D Line) Extension hit a significant milestone earlier this month when the design-builder, STS, finished removing temporary street decking at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue.

Sound Transit CEO Pledges to Revamp Downtown Light-Rail Stations

New Sound Transit CEO Julie Timm recently announced that improvements, including security guards and cleaning teams, will be implemented this month.