The Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority (BSPRA) in Montana will use a $150,000 grant to help plan for passenger rail across the state’s southern tier. Also, MTA Metro-North Railroad unveils its third Heritage Series locomotive, celebrating the commuter railroad’s 40-year history of public service; and Florida’s Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works rolls out free fares on Metrorail and Metrobus services.
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works
Santiago (Sandy) Amores has been elevated to South Florida Local Business Lead at WSP, an engineering, environment and professional services consultancy.
A Massachusetts lawmaker eyes structural changes at Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Also, the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) in Miami-Dade, Fla., launches an ambassador program; and MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) unveils its first dedicated customer service centers.
L.K. Comstock National Transit will work with Alstom on a four-year project to upgrade the Miami Metromover. In addition, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will hire a consultant to help “transform the workplace environment”; and Dallas’ Trinity Railway Express (TRE) turns 25 on Dec. 30.
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Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded Alstom an approximately $140 million signaling upgrade contract for the Metromover. In addition, Navis is accepting entries for its fourth-annual Inspire Awards program; the deadline is Aug. 20.
Alice N. Bravo, former Director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) for Miami-Dade County, Fla., is joining WSP USA.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) held a virtual rally Dec. 9 with eight other transit agencies calling on Congress to “urgently deliver significant and immediate federal aid to public transportation systems nationwide” to stave off severe pandemic-related cutbacks.