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North American Rail Solutions Acquires Tri Innovations

North American Rail Solutions (NARS) on June 20 announced that it has acquired Calgary, Alberta-based Tri Innovations Consulting, Ltd., a full-discipline engineering company focused on energy, transportation, agriculture and renewable spaces.

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on June 14 held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its West Portal facility, the future location of the Santa Clara Station and Newhall Yard & Maintenance Facility, and the site where the Tunnel Boring Machine will be assembled and launched to bore the five-mile underground tunnel for the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project. (SCVTA Photograph)

Transit Briefs: DART, Denver RTD, SCVTA, SEPTA, Valley Rail

Dallas (Tex.) Area Rapid Transit (DART) eyes fare structure changes. Also, Denver (Colo.) Regional Transportation District CEO earns a Women in Business Award; California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) celebrates the West Portal groundbreaking for its BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project; Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) advances a subway station accessibility project; and construction kicks off for the Valley Rail program in California.

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STB Sets 3Q24 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has adopted for third-quarter 2024 the rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF), defined as “an index formulated to represent changes in railroad costs incurred by the nation’s largest railroads over a specified period of time.”

TTC CEO Rick Leary (left) with Chair Jamaal Myers during the June 7 announcement of the TTC-ATU Local 113 tentative agreement that avoided a strike. (TTC Photograph)

TTC’s Leary Stepping Down

Boston-native Rick Leary has announced his resignation, effective Aug. 30, as CEO of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), after more than six years leading the Ontario, Canada, agency that has grown since 1921

Transit Briefs: NJ Transit, TTC, Denver RTD, WMATA, LA Metro

NJ Transit cuts the ribbon on the fully renovated Elizabeth Station. Also, members of ATU Local 113 vote in favor of ratifying a new contract with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC); a Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) parking lot will soon transform into 62 affordable condominiums; the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) offers a new development opportunity in Washington, D.C.’s historic Deanwood neighborhood; and LA Metro joins Abode Communities to welcome families to new homes in Boyle Heights.