Blue Line Extension: A Step Closer to Building the Tunnel

MONTREAL – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is launching a call for tenders for the construction of the tunnel of the blue line extension.

Amtrak stepping up efforts for B&P Tunnel Replacement

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is pursuing a Delivery Partner model as part of its plans to replace the B&P Tunnel.

MTA Announces Accessibility Upgrades at Multiple Subway and LIRR Stations

NEW YORK, N.Y. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a sweeping package of accessibility upgrades that will make nine more New York City Subway stations accessible, replace and upgrade elevators at another five subway stations, and make seven Long Island Rail Road stations in Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties fully accessible for the first time while replacing elevators at two additional LIRR stations.

Mississauga Bridge Being Replaced to Support Future LRT

TORONTO – Construction for a new bridge is underway over Mary Fix Creek (near Port Credit GO), which will extend from Eaglewood Boulevard in the east to Oriole Avenue in the west and replace the existing bridge over the creek at Inglewood Drive.

Broadway Subway Project Update

VANCOUVER, BC – On October 12, RT&S reported on the introduction of tunnel boring machines to Vancouver’s Broadway Subway project, and said “The project will add 3.5 miles to the SkyTrain Millennium Line, from the VCC-Clark Station to Broadway, then Arbutus. Total funding for the project, about US$2.3 billion, will be shared by the government of British Columbia, the government of Canada, and the city of Vancouver.”

Cass Scenic Railroad Working with WVDOT to Replace Bridge

CHARLESTON, WV – The Cass Scenic Railroad has been a popular attraction for rail enthusiasts and the general public since it opened in 1963. A portion of the railroad, the line between Cass and Durbin, has not been used since 1985 when the Trout Run Bridge was washed away by a flood.

APTA Says Almost All North American Transit Agencies Face Worker Shortage

Worker shortages have affected nearly every sector of the North American economy during the past year, and the American Public Transportation Association recently released a study that shows the transit industry is no exception.

Michael Baker International Chosen by CSX to Help Run Virginia Rail Initiative

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced that the firm has been selected by CSX Transportation (CSXT) to lead program and construction management for significant rail enhancement projects as part the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative.

Chicago Transit Authority Partners with City to Serve Unsheltered Riders

As part of its continued efforts to provide a welcoming environment for all customers, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) this week entered into an agreement with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) for additional outreach and support services to be provided to riders who are unsheltered, as well as those grappling with mental health and substance abuse.

New underpass has been installed at Hurontario and QEW

After 55 hours of around the clock work, the Hazel McCallion Line has reached a new milestone.

OCTA Performing Emergency Stabilization Work

RT&S has reported extensively on the bluff failures at Del Mar and San Clemente during the past year. Now, the Orange County Transportation Authority and its contractor have begun construction activities to stabilize the railroad track through southern San Clemente, work that is expected to be completed in February.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit Reopens Tunnel

Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus and light rail vehicles will resume regular operations through the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel on Saturday, Nov. 19, for the first time since a $14.1 million electrical system upgrade project began more than two years ago.

Watch: Metrolinx Progress Report on Davenport Diamond

Huge strides on Davenport Diamond Guideway continue. Flyover video in this article gives viewers a unique view.

Silver Line Extension Gets Green Light from WMSC

The Washington Metro Safety Commission concurs – Silver Line Extension ready.

Florida Department of Transportation Will Contribute Funding to Commuter Rail Line

The Florida DOT announced it will help fund a new commuter line between Fort Lauderdale and Aventura.

VTA’s Single Bore Tunnel Gets Green Light From APTA Peer Review

In 2017, engineers from several firms performed a study for a proposed joint venture between the Valley Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system to determine if a single-bore or dual-bore tunneling process would be best for a six-mile extension into San Jose and Santa Clara.

Here We Go Again – Tropical Storm Nicole Takes Aim at Florida

Just a few weeks after Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc through much of Florida, particularly in the Fort Myers area, forecasters are keeping a watchful eye on Tropical Storm Nicole, which appears to be headed to some of the same areas hit by Ian.

Second BNSF Bridge Over Lake in Idaho Almost Complete

BNSF has been working for the past few years on the construction of a second railroad bridge called the Sandpoint Junction Connector, and the installation is running ahead of schedule.

Innovative Canopy Lift at Metrolinx Eglinton GO Takes Project to New Heights

On a Friday night in September, an empty platform at Eglinton GO Station was transformed.

Watch: Brightline Train Testing Video Feast

Brightline has been conducting high-speed testing on its new line to Orlando for the past several weeks.