LA Metro

Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, LA Metro, Sound Transit, Jacobs, CTA

Metrolinx reaches a major vehicle testing milestone on the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Also, LA Metro’s Board votes to approve certification of the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project; Sound Transit introduces a new fare inspection process; Jacobs is selected to provide program management services for Broward County Transportation’s first public transit expansion; and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) unveils renderings for the rehabilitation of the Western Brown Line Station.

Transit Briefs: LA Metro, Amtrak, TTC, VRE

LA Metro launches TAP to exit pilot at its North Hollywood B Line station. Also, Amtrak’s Borealis service makes its inaugural trip between St. Paul, Miss., and Chicago, Ill.; the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides an update on its ongoing labor negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATC) Local 113; and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) cuts the ribbon on improvements to Fredericksburg Station.

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, LIRR/Metro-North, LA Metro, TTC

Amtrak’s public art program unveils a new digital video installation at Moynihan Train Hall. Also, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announces record ridership on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North; an LA Metro committee approves a nearly $9 billion budget for the coming year; and the union representing Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) workers takes a “final step” towards possible job action.

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Transit Briefs: San Diego MTS, OCTA, LA Metro

Affirmed Housing and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) celebrate the completion of a new transit-oriented development. Also, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) completes its 2024 Climate Adaptation and Sustainability Plan (CASP); and LA Metro releases its Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project.

Current Bentley Systems COO Nicholas Cumins will transition to the role of CEO, effective July 1, 2024.
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People News: LA Metro, GXO, Bentley Systems, WAGO

LA Metro appoints three key executives to lead program management, human resources and planning. Also, GXO appoints Kristine Kubacki as Chief Strategy Officer; Bentley Systems announces a CEO transition plan; and WAGO hires Tom Land as Regional Sales Manager in the Los Angeles area.

The Blue Line opens, 1990
Commentary

Earl Gales, Metro Rail, and Writing What You Know

The planner, engineer, and architect Earl Gales didn’t enjoy the spotlight much. He liked to fly under the radar, staying in the background while letting other people shine. But he played an important role in creating our rail system, even if it isn’t obvious to riders today.

LA Metro

Transit Briefs: MIPRC, LA Metro

Ohio plans to rejoin the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC). Also, LA Metro sees its highest ridership levels since COVID-19 and celebrates 12 months of continued ridership growth in 2023.