Eight new station names are announced for TransLink’s Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension. Also, a section of Calgary Transit’s LRT Red Line reopens following a nine-day closure; the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) explores the market for passenger train cars and locomotives; the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) installs five new test turnstiles for a new fare payment system; and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announces the installation of wide-aisle fare gates and a new customer service center at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport Station.
The funding allocated to provinces under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) has been fully committed for projects, such as the Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project in Calgary, Alberta, Infrastructure Canada reported April 4.
Brightline releases a revamped New River Bridge app and website, which will be expanded this year to include two other South Florida bridges along the private-sector passenger railroad’s line. Also, Calgary (Alberta)
An SNC-Lavalin-led consortium lands a contract for the Calgary Green Line LRT project. Also, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) releases its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Project; New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) debuts accessibility and circulation improvements at Penn Station in Manhattan; Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) reports that a recent California Supreme Court ruling will help advance plans to construct its northern extensions; and Irwin Transportation Products acquires Hornell, N.Y.-based Gray Manufacturing Industries (GMI), a railcar component supplier and technical consultant for the transit industry.
The City of Calgary has awarded Advanced Rail Management (Canada) Inc. a one-year contract, with four option years, for rail grinding services on the Calgary Transit CTrain light rail system. ARM will
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has released its annual sustainability report, detailing progress despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the city of Calgary (Alberta) is in search of a new leader for Calgary Transit.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on July 7 confirmed the government’s investment of C$1.53 billion (US$1.22 billion) for Calgary’s Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, making good on the commitment that was announced in May 2018.
Siemens Mobility announced it will continue to update Calgary’s current light rail vehicle fleet with 15 additional S200 LRVs. The vehicles will replace Siemens’ original U2 vehicles, most of which have been running for almost 40 years.
The two pioneering Canadian LRT cities, Calgary and Edmonton, located in the western province of Alberta, are both planning a major shift in their design and operating philosophies.