New Jersey Transit has been named to the Forbes “America’s Best Employers By State 2021” list. In addition, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) will offer free round-trip tickets for rider use from Sept. 22, Car Free Day, until Oct. 31.
Amtrak has finalized a deal with the master developer for the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station Redevelopment Project in Philadelphia.
New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo has been selected as Chair of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Transit Policing and Security Peer Advisory Group.
New Jersey Transit has released a Request for Proposal for the $190 million renovation and revitalization of Newark Penn Station.
New Jersey Transit is boosting safety and security on its commuter rail system with 200 high-definition onboard video systems from Burr Ridge, Ill.-based Railhead Corp.
Brian Wilton has been selected for the newly created position of General Counsel at New Jersey Transit, effective mid-September.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has dispensed $255.7 million in previously awarded American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to New Jersey Transit that the agency will apply toward NJT services affecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. SEPTA has received about $650 million.
New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is advancing its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project at Metropark Station in Woodbridge; TransLink, Vancouver, will begin upgrading the Burrard SkyTrain Station on the Expo Line in early 2022; and Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) will expand rail service to midnight, seven days per week, starting July 18.
Canada’s Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority will receive C$6.4 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for the construction of a light rail transit (LRT) station. In addition, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has launched a Map My Ride™ feature on its mobile app to track trains and buses.
The COVID-19 virus did not kill all of its victims. Most people who were infected with it recovered. Still, the virus not only wreaked havoc on individuals, but also on communities and the economies of those communities. Transit is no exception. It is recovering slowly, but its long-term future is uncertain.