Southern California’s Metrolink on Feb. 21 reported that it will receive funds from the Carl Moyer Program* to procure two zero-emission rail vehicles. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) Governing
RAILWAY AGE, FEBRUARY 2024 ISSUE: Railway Age is proud to recognize 25 ‘Fast Trackers’ Under 40 in 2024.
Railway Age is pleased to announce the 25 “Fast Trackers” selected for this year’s 25 Under 40 awards program.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) may be trimming its plans to update the historic Los Angeles Union Station as construction costs have doubled from $950 million to an estimated $1.93 billion, Urbanize LA reported Jan. 10.
RailWorks on Dec. 6 reported that it is bringing U.K.-based One Big Circle’s rail monitoring technology to the North American market, and that RailWorks Track Services LLC and L.K. Comstock National Transit LLC will be supplying and installing track and systems for MetroLink’s 5.2-mile light rail extension in Illinois.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has authorized construction and operation of a modified alignment of the high-speed passenger rail project proposed by private-sector firm Brightline West, subject to environmental mitigation measures.
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.
The number of police incidents impacting San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) service is declining. Also, rail planning and operations software has been selected for Metrolinx’s GO Rail Expansion–On-Corridor Works program; and Southern California’s Metrolink schedules a temporary service outage to complete a three-year modernization project.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) releases its “Zoning for Accessibility: 2022-2023 Annual Report”; Metrolink, LOSSAN and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner partner to provide expanded customer options; and the operation of Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT) may soon be in the hands of Ontario.
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) proposes a $1.99 billion operating budget for 2024. Also, Rob Free takes over as acting President of MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR); Southern California’s Metrolink conducts an on-board drill using earthquake safety technology; WSP in Canada wins a contract for Metrolinx’s Hamilton Light Rail Transit project in Ontario; the Ontario government plans transit-oriented development near six future stations of Metrolinx’s Ontario Line subway and Scarborough Subway extension projects in Toronto; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) extends Parsons’ task-order contract.