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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.

Metrolinx Selects ETCS Level 2 for GO Transit

Foregoing PTC (Positive Train Control) as deployed on the U.S. rail network, Metrolinx says its GO Transit regional rail system will be “the first passenger rail system in either Canada or the

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Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, Amtrak

Metrolinx increases GO Train service. Also, Amtrak publishes a guide for West Baltimore community investments funded by the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program (FDT Program).

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Transit Briefs: Amtrak, TriMet, Metrolinx

Amtrak increases Northeast Regional service. Also, TriMet celebrates the opening of the Gateway North MAX station; and Metrolinx cancels a deal with Vandyk Properties for a new station and transit-oriented community.

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Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, VTA

Ontario confirms the government’s plan to extend Metrolinx’s Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Also, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) share updates on the state of its light rail system.

Beginning Feb. 26, TTC will enter Ontario’s One Fare program, which eliminates double fares for riders transferring between transit agencies in the Greater Toronto Area. (Metrolinx Photograph)

Transit Briefs: TTC, MBTA, TriMet

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) joins Ontario’s One Fare Program. Also, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) advances South Coast commuter rail project; and Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) begins decommissioning its Type 1 light rail vehicles.

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Transit Briefs: NYMTA, Metrolinx, MBTA, MTC/BART

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) celebrates the upcoming one-year anniversary of the agency’s opening of Grand Central Madison. Also, Metrolinx partners with AccessNow to provide detailed accessibility information; the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) begins running a second set of new Red Line train cars; and Phase II of the Clipper® BayPass Program, jointly managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), is now under way.

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Transit Briefs: MTA Metro-North, VRE, Metrolinx, Amtrak

Metro-North’s Scarsdale Station becomes the second station to be made fully accessible this year. Also, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget receives approval; Metrolinx’s GO Expansion—On-Corridor Works project is ranked second on ReNew Canada’s Top100Projects report; and construction on a new Brattleboro Amtrak station is set to begin in March.