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The six-week closure of MARTA’s Airport Station for concourse and platform renovations reduced overall construction time by 17 months. (MARTA Photograph)

Transit Briefs: MARTA, NYMTA, Amtrak

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) reopens its Airport Station following a six-week renovation project. Also, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) highlights upcoming milestones in its transition from MetroCard to OMNY, the contactless fare payment system; and Amtrak seasonal service to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, resumes.

Amtrak is awarding 11 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, who have “an active interest in the railroad industry.”

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, NYMTA, City of Montreal, TransLink

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.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 7000-Series Cars: Courtesy Wikipedia

Transit Briefs: WMATA, Tren Urbano

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.

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Supply Side: Cubic; Kaleris/Buckeye Mountain; Progress Rail/GB Railfreight

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.