Three design-build contractor teams have been short-listed to complete Maryland’s Purple Line, a 16.2-mile, 21-station light rail project that has been plagued with litigation.
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is distributing $1.37 million in grants among six transit agencies for projects that demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies to maintain a state of good repair.
Operations for the Purple Line project in Maryland will soon be back to normal. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) reached a $250 million settlement with three companies connected to the public-private partnership.
Washington’s Metro system wants to hold the line on fare hikes while proposing expanded rail service as part of a fiscal 2020 budget proposal.
A sweeping reorganization has been implemented at Baltimore’s Metro subway and light rail ahead of nearly $1 billion in system improvements.
Editor’s Note: The following is MARTA Deputy General Manager A.R. “Rob” Troup’s April 26, 2018 complete luncheon address at the annual Railway Age/Railway Track & Structures Light Rail Conference in Baltimore. The text is interspersed with photos from the Transit Tour provided by Maryland MTA of its LRT system and shops.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded Bombardier Transportation a five-year, $288 million extension of its current contract to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service rail system.
Amtrak has been awarded a five-year contract by Maryland Department of Transportation-Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to continue operating commuter rail services.
The Maryland Department of Transportation has determined the entire Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) rail system will remain closed for up to four weeks following an inspection.
Miller Ingenuity, a manufacturer of rail safety products, has entered into a collaborative agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to install ZoneGuard, Miller’s electronic roadway worker protection system, on the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Baltimore light rail lines.