Applications are now being accepted for Amtrak’s scholarship program. Also, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) unveils a strategic action plan to improve bike, pedestrian, and micromobility access at and near its facilities; city of Montreal advances the Western Link Kirkland project, providing access to the Prairies River and a new Réseau express métropolitain (REM) train station; and metro Vancouver’s TransLink fully integrates contactless Interac Debit payments systemwide.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA/Metro) has been given the green light to return more 7000-series rapid transit cars to service. Also, the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority (PRHTA) has selected Cubic to modernize its fare collection infrastructure on the Tren Urbano rail system.
Despite Board approval for entering into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of Veritas Capital, Cubic Corp. is considering a new, unsolicited bid proposal. Kaleris, a cloud-based transportation and asset management solutions provider, has teamed with Buckeye Mountain to deliver mobile computing and wireless networking services for rail and truck transportation providers, intermodal companies, and industrial and finished goods shippers. Electro-Motive Diesel Limited has extended its full-service contract with GB Railfreight.