Commuter/Regional

Brightline is slated to restore passenger rail service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla., during the first half of November.

Transit Briefs: Brightline; LACMTA; NYCT

Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, will introduce Brightline+ “door-to-door service.” In addition, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board has approved a fareless plan for K-14 students; and MTA New York City Transit recently celebrated a newly trained class of subway conductors as part of a push to rebuild its frontline workforce.

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff will remain in his position until May 31, 2022.

Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Stepping Down in May 2022

The Sound Transit Board on Sept. 23 voted not to approve a full one-year contract extension for Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff. Chair Kent Keel said during the Board meeting that after more than six years of service, Rogoff recently informed Board members that “he did not foresee remaining in his role beyond the end of 2022”; Keel said he and others did not believe they should wait until 2022 to start searching for a new leader of the transit system serving the Seattle metro area.

Supply Side: Nozomi Networks/Cervello; Skanska USA; TRAC Intermodal; Trapeze Group/Sentient Science

Nozomi Networks and Cervello have partnered to offer rail cybersecurity solutions. In addition, Skanska USA-designed and built AirTrain stations at San Francisco International Airport have received LEED Gold certifications; TRAC Intermodal has been named best overall chassis provider at the Port of New York and New Jersey; and Trapeze Group and Sentient Science are teaming to help transit agencies plan and budget for track maintenance.

Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident Part 3: Rail Group On Air Podcast

Editor’s Note: September is Safety Month in the North American railway industry. This month, Railway Age “recalls to active duty” the three-part series on System Safety by Sonia Bot and Tony Zenga, with accompanying podcasts. Here is Part 3 – William C. Vantuono

Alstom and Plastic Omnium are teaming to develop hydrogen storage systems for the rail market. Pictured: Alstom’s Coradia iLint hydrogen train.

Supply Side: Alstom, Bentley, Cattron/JMA Railroad Supply Co.

Alstom and Plastic Omnium are partnering to develop hydrogen storage systems for the rail market. In addition, infrastructure engineering software firm Bentley Systems has announced the finalists of its annual infrastructure awards program, and Cattron has selected JMA Railroad Supply Co. as its manufacturing representative.