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.

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.

Watch–Three-Week MAX Disruption Coming This Spring for TriMet’s A Better Red Project

PORTLAND–Plan a three-week disruption to the MAX Blue, Green and Red lines starting next month.

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.

MTA Pushes Ahead With $7.7B East Harlem Subway Extension

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to launch construction on Phase 2 of its Second Avenue subway line into Manhattan’s East Harlem segment in 2024, assuming federal funding is allocated, according to Charles Gary, MTA’s deputy general counsel.

Metrolinx Upgrades Add Capacity Along Kitchener GO Line

Metrolinx has been completing upgrades to the Kitchener GO Line since taking ownership of the track between Georgetown and Kitchener in 2018.

CTDOT Preps for Track Improvements on Metro-North New Canaan Branch Line

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that the agency expects track improvements to be completed on the New Canaan Branch Line this summer, informing passengers that all train service will be replaced by substitute bus service.

Honolulu’s HART Service to Open in July

In his State of the City address, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi announced this week that the Honolulu Rail will open to the public in July.

Minnesota Report Finds Governance Issues for Southwest Light Rail Project

A recent analysis of the Southwest Light Rail project identifies a number of governance challenges and recommends that the Minnesota Legislature rethink how large transit projects are planned, funded, and implemented.


LACMTA Prepares for Purple Line Extension Construction

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s D Line (Purple) service will be disrupted beginning March 20 and lasting about 30 days due to construction of the Purple Line Extension Project.

North County Transit Plans Maintenance for Two Coastal Rail Lines

San Diego’s North County Transit District has planned maintenance and infrastructure enhancements for two rail lines in March along the coastal rail corridor.

OCTA Identifies Long-Term Rail Stabilization Efforts for San Clemente

The Orange County Transportation Authority announced this week it made a crucial step in identifying ways to protect the coastal rail line that runs through south Orange County.

North County Transit’s Proposed Railroad Fence Awaits Decision More Than Two Years After Petition

More than two and a half years after the North County Transit District submitted its petition for a declaratory order regarding whether Del Mar gets a safety fence constructed along its 1.7 miles of blufftop railroad, the Surface Transportation Board has not yet provided a decision.

WMATA Safety Commission Addresses Safety Issues, 7000 Series Railcars

The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission discussed several safety investigations at its March 7 Public Meeting of the Commissioners.

Metrolinx Plans Weekend Work to Clear Path for Hazel McCallion Line

Metrolinx will soon have crews working on sewer and watermain installations, including relocations and upgrades, at the intersection of Hurontario and Dundas Streets in Mississauga in preparation for the Hazel McCallion Line’s infrastructure construction.

Valley Line LRT Bridge Pier Repairs Completed

Work is essentially complete on repairing several defective supporting piers on Stage 1 of Edmonton’s new Valley Line LRT. The piers support two short, elevated sections that carry the line across a