Intercity

Happy 75th, CTA! (Updated)

There is a big day planned in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 1. That is the day the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Work is under way to extend central Florida’s SunRail commuter rail service 12.2 miles north. (SunRail)

Transit Briefs: SunRail, Amtrak, Brightline, CTA, LACMTA, TriMet

STV is providing engineering design services for the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) SunRail extension project. Also, Amtrak continues work on station accessibility improvements; Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, will sell up to $1 billion of tax-free debt to cover its extension to Orlando; Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is working on an equitable transit-oriented development plan for the 95th Street corridor; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is studying three light rail options for the 4.5-mile C Line extension; and Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) has extended its contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 757.

Dwayne Cowan, President, Thermo King EMEA and Global Marine, Air and Rail. (Photo: Business Wire)
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People News: Trane Technologies, STV

Trane Technologies appoints Dwayne Cowan president of Thermo King Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Global Marine, Air and Rail. Also, STV appoints Matthew Smeltzer, CPA, Corporate Controller. Trane Technologies Trane

Wabtec currently has four GPOCs located in the U.S., Brazil and Kazakhstan that monitor more than 18,000 assets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Supply Side: Wabtec, Rail Vision, Thales

Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) opens first European Transit Performance Optimization Center (TPOC) in Derby, U.K. Also, Rail Vision Ltd. (Rail Vision) receives notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);

Ride Like an Egyptian

In 1985, The Bangles released their Billboard number one single Walk Like an Egyptian. In 2022, Amtrak, as the official transportation partner for Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, a new exhibition produced in