Joining Pride at Work Canada builds on Alstom’s existing programs to support an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. (Alstom Photograph)
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Supply Side: Alstom, Hitachi, Ltd.

Alstom joins Pride at Work Canada (PaWC) to help support an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. Also, Hitachi, Ltd. and Microsoft Corporation announce a three-year collaboration on AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Alstom is supplying six additional SkyTrain Mark V trainsets to TransLink. (Photograph Courtesy of Alstom)

For SkyTrain, Another Six Trainsets on Order

Alstom on May 28 reported landing an approximately C$123 million contract from British Columbia’s TransLink for an additional six five-car Mark V trainsets, which will run on the SkyTrain automated rapid transit system in metro Vancouver. The contract was booked in the 2023/24 fiscal year, according to the manufacturer.

The goal of removing from service WMATA’s aging 2000-series rapid transit cars is to leave “a more reliable fleet of newer vehicles” that will result in “fewer offloads and delays,” the agency reported May 9. (WMATA Photograph)

Transit Briefs: WMATA, SCVTA, Québec

Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) is officially retiring its 1980s-era equipment from Italian firm Breda (now Hitachi Rail Italy). Also, the 2024 federal budget allocates $500 million to Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (SCVTA) BART Silicon Valley Extension Project in California; a new public transit development agency is eyed for Québec; and more transit-oriented development (TOD) is planned for Montréal.

Pictured, left to right: Katherine Whalen, TRAC Intermodal (TRAC Intermodal Photograph) and Dejah Singh, HNTB (HNTB Photograph)

People News: TRAC Intermodal, USA Rail Terminals, HNTB

Marine chassis provider and pool manager TRAC Intermodal appoints Katherine Whalen as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Also, USA Rail Terminals hires James “J.J.” Lund Jr. as Director of Projects and Planning; and Dejah Singh joins HNTB as a fleet and facilities project manager.

MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber and MTA Construction and Development President Jamie Torres-Springer (pictured, left) on April 25 announced the agency’s Climate Resilience Roadmap at the Metro-North Railroad Mott Haven Yard. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

Transit Briefs: NYMTA, Sound Transit, TransLink, Tren Maya

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) unveils its Climate Resiliency Roadmap. Also, Washington’s Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) earns a sustainability award for its Federal Way Link light rail extension; metro-Vancouver’s TransLink approves a 2024 investment plan to address overcrowding; and the final sections of Mexico’s Tren Maya project are expected to be completed in August.