The first Caltrain EMU tested along part of the 51-mile commuter rail corridor July 16-17. (Photograph Courtesy of Caltrain via Twitter)

Transit Briefs: Caltrain, CapMetro, MBTA, SkyTrain, VTA

Caltrain’s first new Stadler-built KISS EMU (electric multiple unit) has undergone clearance testing in Northern California. Also, CapMetro in Austin, Tex., held a groundbreaking ceremony for McKalla Station, which will be built on the MetroRail Red Line as part of Project Connect; Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) awarded a construction contract for the Codman Yard Expansion and Improvements project; the Province of British Columbia is advancing the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project; and Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Transportation Authority (VTA) will debut Neighborhood Donation Recycling Stations at four stations this summer.

Metrolinx will boost platform safety for the Elglinton Crosstown LRT project with Guideway Intrusion Detection Systems (GIDS) and warning scanners. (Photo Courtesy of Metrolinx.)

Transit Briefs: Caltrain, MDOT MTA, Metrolinx, Valley Link

Caltrain’s Board of Directors has approved its operating and capital budgets for FY 2023. Also, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is seeking feedback on seven East-West Transit Corridor study alternatives; Toronto-area regional transit agency Metrolinx is equipping the Elglinton Crosstown LRT with platform safety systems; and California’s Valley Link rail project has entered the Project Development phase of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program.