San Diego’s North County Transit District (NCTD) has ordered five new Tier 4-compliant Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives for service on Oceanside-San Diego Coaster regional/commuter trains. They will replace five older units originally built between 1975 and 1992 and purchased used by NCTD. The contract is worth more than $37 million.
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One of Southern California’s busiest railroad towns will be a whole lot quieter a year from now.
California’s North County Transit District celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Sprinter hybrid light rail commuter system March 9.
Jennifer Ryan has been a strong voice for technical consistency but also a voice for better passenger access and services. As a former Facilities Engineer in High Tech, she has also been a strong advocate for ‘designing for maintainability’. Her commitment towards bringing others along is shown in her involvement in various STEM programs to support greater diversity in Engineering and Transportation.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has authorized initiation of Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) operations for Positive Train Control (PTC) on North County Transit District (NCTD) Coaster trains, including revenue (passenger-carrying) trains, on the San Diego subdivision.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) presented on April 21, 2016 the North County Transit District (NCTD) with the Gold Standard Award at the transit agency’s board meeting. Mark Packard, NCTD’s Board Chair, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has launched a year-long community outreach program focused on public transit safety awareness, the agency announced Jan. 15, 2016. The NCTD Transit Enforcement Division staff will be setting up informational booths at community events throughout North County to encourage the public to use public transit and to offer safety tips for bus and train rides.
San Diego’s landmark light rail system, with its distinctive bright red LRVs, continues to expand in ridership and reach.