The Scarborough Subway Extension project will bring Toronto Transit Commission’s Line 2 subway 4.8 miles (7.8 kilometers) further into Scarborough, with stations at Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road; Scarborough Center; and Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road.

Development Partner Selected for Scarborough Subway Extension’s SRS Contract

Canada’s Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx reported on Nov. 30 that Scarborough Transit Connect has been selected as the development partner to enter the development phase of the Scarborough Subway Extension project’s Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) contract.

NYCT crews have completed deep cleaning at six out of the nine Bronx stations with the final three expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

Transit Briefs: NYCT, MBTA, Amtrak

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) announces launch of “Station ReNEWvation Program.” Also, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) South Coast Rail is on track for late 2023 start; and Amtrak releases Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) summary.

The Green Line Light Rail Transit project’s 11.18-mile (18-kilometer) Phase I will use 28 CAF LRVs to connect southeast Calgary to downtown. Pictured: a recently delivered CAF Urbos 100 model.

First Look: ‘Mock-Up’ of Calgary Green Line LRV

CAF has supplied a mock-up of the new Urbos 100 LRV for the Green Line Light Rail Transit project in Calgary, Alberta.

TSA Eyes Cybersecurity Rulemaking

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking input on ways to strengthen cybersecurity and resiliency in the pipeline and rail freight, passenger and transit sectors.

As part of its Climate Action Plan, San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has moved to the sole use of renewable diesel (R100) for its ACE locomotive fleet.

Transit Briefs: ACE, NJT, STM

San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has made the switch to 100% renewable diesel for locomotives operating in ACE (Altamont Corridor Express) commuter rail service in California. Also, New Jersey Transit (NJT) and Berkeley College have signed a three-year marketing agreement; and Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has released its 2023 budget and 2023-32 Capital Expenditures Program.

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Watch: TriMet Increases Operator Wages Effective Dec. 1 As Part of Union Contract Extension

As the starting operator wage increases, one of TriMet’s youngest operators sees boundless career opportunities for those who apply.

Garrett Eucalitto (left) will succeed Joseph Giulietti (right) as CTDOT Commissioner at the start of Gov. Lamont's second term.

Gov. Lamont to Appoint Eucalitto CTDOT Commissioner

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont on Nov. 21 announced that he is planning to appoint current Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Deputy Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto as Commissioner when he begins his second term in office next year. Eucalitto will succeed Joseph Giulietti, who “intends to leave state service at the conclusion of the governor’s first term.”

Pictured: CN’s Senior Director Operational Technology Luc Fiset and Chief, Technology and Supply Chain Rahim Karmali accepting the RAC 2022 Safety Award from RAC President and CEO Marc Brazeau. (Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter)

RAC Recognizes Members for Safety

Five Railway Association of Canada (RAC) members have earned awards for their commitment to safety.

Herzog’s ACT was used to assist with reconstruction of tracks impacted by Hurricane Ian in southwest Florida. (Photograph Courtesy of Herzog)

Digitizing Drainage

RAILWAY AGE NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: High-production machines and attachments, as well as computerized inspection vehicles, are built by (and sometimes operated under) multiple suppliers to help dump, spread, tamp, profile and clean ballast, helping to keep track in its place.

SEPTA Chief Operating Officer Scott Sauer delivered the keynote address at NGTC 2022. (Photograph by William C. Vantuono)

NEXT-GEN TRAIN CONTROL CONFERENCE: Tech Convergence

RAILWAY AGE NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Transit or freight? As technology progresses, differences will go away.

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