MTA New York City Transit

Ko Named NYCT VP, CMO-Subway Car Equipment

Siu Ling Ko, a 34-year veteran of MTA New York City Transit’s Subway Car Equipment division, has been named Vice President and Chief Mechanical Officer of the division, which is responsible for maintaining and overhauling the agency’s massive rapid transit car fleet and track maintenance vehicles. She is the first woman in this position.

A new station is on the way for Charlotte Area Transit System’s LYNX Blue Line. (Photo by David Murphy, courtesy of HNTB)

Transit Briefs: CATS, Denver RTD, Metrolinx, NYCT

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) in North Carolina is adding a new LYNX Blue Line station. In addition, Denver (Colo.) Regional Transportation District (RTD) is seeking consultant support for a system-wide fare study and equity analysis; Toronto-area regional transit agency Metrolinx has reported that its pedestrian bridge set a world record, and released a “first look” at construction of Eglinton Crosstown stations; and MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has completed a security camera installation project.

Humatics, Siemens Partner on NYCT UWB

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded $14 million, 15-month contract to a joint venture of Humatics and Siemens Mobility to develop an interoperable Ultra-Wideband (UWB) specification “enabling competition, expanding the UWB ecosystem, and building the foundation for UWB to be used in revenue service” on the MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) rapid transit system as it transitions to communications based train control (CBTC).

NYCT Subway Sensors: Early Warning for Chemical and Biological Threats

Public transportation is the backbone of a city. It moves people safely and quickly from place to place for work, school, events, meetings, and running errands. It connects businesses and families together. Keeping these systems safe without impeding or slowing the flow of traffic is critical. So how do you monitor public transit spaces for potential biological or chemical hazards without slowing anyone down?