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People News: MDOT MTA, HNTB

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) names Martha Gross as Executive Director of Transit Development and Delivery. Also, Victor Rivas joins HNTB as Transportation Asset Management Senior Project Management.

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Transit Briefs: San Diego MTS, CTA, Tri-Rail, MDOT MTA, AECOM

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board approves a $243 million capital budget for transit improvements. Also, the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) new video series addresses rider questions; Tri-Rail’s ridership recovers; the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) invites applicants for Red Line Community Advisory Team (CAT); and AECOM publishes a new high-speed rail report.

MDOT MTA and Purple Line Transit Partners are facing further delays and seeking approval for a new opening date: winter 2027. (Photograph Courtesy of Holly Arnold, via Twitter, July 14, 2023)

Maryland Again Delays Purple Line Opening

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) are seeking approval to push the long-delayed Purple Line’s launch date from spring 2027 to winter 2027. The organizations on

“This federal funding is vital to enhancing safety, accessibility and performance on MTA’s light rail,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld said. “By having a more reliable light rail fleet with low-floor cars, MTA will deliver premiere customer service to the greater Baltimore region.” (MDOT MTA Photograph)

FTA Awards $631MM for Rail Vehicle Replacement

Three transit agencies in three states have been selected to share nearly $631 million in grants to replace a total of 300 aging passenger railcars and support American manufacturing, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) reported Feb. 21.

The Office of Customer Experience is now open at Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration, which operates local and commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train service and a Mobility paratransit system. (Maryland DOT Photograph)

Transit Briefs: MDOT MTA, NYMTA, STM, Skyline

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) launches the Office of Customer Experience. Also, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) capital repairs are slated to cost $43 billion over five years; Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is cutting operating budget costs in 2024 due to a shortfall; and an amended Full Funding Grant Agreement has been signed for Honolulu’s Skyline.

METRORail marks 20 years of light rail service in Houston, Tex. (METRO)
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Transit Briefs: Amtrak, Houston METRORail, MARTA, MTA (Maryland)

Amtrak seeks feedback on Chicago Union Station concourse improvements. Also, Houston (Tex.) METRORail marks 20 years of light rail service; Federal Transit Administration (FTA) completes its triennial review of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA); and Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Chief Administrative Officer earns the WTS Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award.

“Station accessibility is a core part of SEPTA’s capital program,” said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie S. Richards (pictured, center). “With the opening of the new Conshohocken Station, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of making SEPTA easier to use and more accessible to all.” (SEPTA Photograph)

Transit Briefs: BART, MDOT/MTA, Metrolink, SEPTA

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) releases its latest performance report. Also, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is launching a Youth Transit Council; holiday express trains are returning for the fifth year to Southern California’s Metrolink; and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line station.

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FRA Awards $16.4B for NEC Projects (UPDATED)

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Nov. 6 reported awarding $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) through the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Program (Fed-State