Transit Briefs: CATS, Denver RTD, Metrolinx, NYCT

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) in North Carolina is adding a new LYNX Blue Line station. In addition, Denver (Colo.) Regional Transportation District (RTD) is seeking consultant support for a system-wide fare study and equity analysis; Toronto-area regional transit agency Metrolinx has reported that its pedestrian bridge set a world record, and released a “first look” at construction of Eglinton Crosstown stations; and MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has completed a security camera installation project.

CATS Launches Expanded CityLYNX Gold Line (UPDATED)

Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar re-opened for service on Aug. 30, with a second-phase expansion and new Siemens streetcars; it will be fare-free until January 2022.

USDOT: $250MM to Advance Transit Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation reported on June 11 that 22 transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program will receive a total of $250 million in American Rescue Plan funding allocations; four are rail-related and will receive a total of $64.9 million.

CATS light rail assignment a first for R.J. Corman Railroad Services

Forty-eight hours. Seventeen miles. Two curves. It all added up to a major first for R. J. Corman Railroad Services.

Tour Charlotte’s LYNX Blue Line LRT Extension

HNTB served as construction management consultant for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line Extension. All photos by David Murphy, courtesy of HNTB.

Charlotte opens light rail extension

Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System (CATS) opened an extension to its 9.3-mile Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.

Charlotte sets Blue Line extension opening

Charlotte’s LYNX Blue Line Extension will open March 16, completing a $1.1-billion project to add 9.3 miles and 11 stations to the North Carolina city’s light rail system.

Siemens finalizes S70 streetcar deal with Charlotte

Siemens announced November 28 that it finalized a plan with Charlotte City Council  to build six new S70 streetcars for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the public transit system operated across Mecklenburg County and four surrounding counties.

Charlotte mulls light rail expansion

An initial public consultation will begin on August 11, 2015 on proposals to expand the light rail network in Charlotte, N.C.