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.

Ed Boyle, Vice President Engineering, Norfolk Southern (NS Photograph)

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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).

CadRI Expands Long-Term Metrolinx Contract

CAD Railway Industries Ltd. (CadRI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sojitz Group, has signed a 23-year rail fleet maintenance, repair, and overhaul agreement with ONxpress Operations Inc. (OOI), the operations and maintenance

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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.

“The tremendous growth in ridership is a result of the substantial investments North Carolina and Virginia are making to expand and improve passenger rail,” Amtrak Vice President Ray Lang said on Feb. 28. “Customers are taking advantage of a sustainable way to travel to the many destinations our network offers.” (Amtrak Photograph)

Transit Briefs: Amtrak, NYMTA, Metrolinx

Virginia and North Carolina are home Amtrak’s busiest stations in the Southeast. Also, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) provides an update on expanding Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer; New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Chief Accessibility Officer earns Presidential Volunteer Award; and Metrolinx’s maintenance and storage facility for the Finch West LRT project in Toronto receives LEED Silver Certification.

This photograph from another Metrolinx project shows the tunneling method that will be used on the eastern underground portion of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Metrolinx)

Transit Briefs: Metrolinx, NYCT, San Diego MTS

Metrolinx awards a second tunneling contract for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Also, all 472 MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) subway stations will be upgraded to LED lighting; and San Diego (Calif.) Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) breaks ground on a new transit-oriented development project.