“All ocean regions are at normal operations and should remain so throughout the remainder of the year,” reports ITS Logistics in its latest U.S. Port/Rail Ramp Freight Index. Also, private investment of up to $300 million will go toward upgrading and expanding the Howland Hook Marine Terminal at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ).
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, causing an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey facilities. Hundreds of millions of gallons of water flooded much of
Transit Tech Lab, a program founded by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Partnership for New York City, has released a proof of concept (POC) report detailing the results
Amtrak is hosting in-person and virtual hiring events on June 14, and will temporarily suspend some Michigan-to-Chicago Wolverine service. Also, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) approves a two-year budget, including a fare hike; Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public input to help shape its long-range transportation plan; New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will introduce blue lighting inside select subway stations; and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ) issues a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the AirTrain Newark replacement program.
At the recent FreightWeekSTL 2023 conference in St. Louis, Mo., Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANY&NJ) Deputy Port Director Michael P. Bozza said there is growth potential for the
NYMTA Transit Tech Lab Releases Results of Operational Efficiency, Human Capital Utilization Challenges
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Partnership for NYC Transit Tech Lab on May 9 reported the results of its Operational Efficiency and Human Capital Utilization challenges, in which 15 companies have been selected to collaborate with regional transit agencies and test technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence), LiDAR and edge computing, to “mitigate service disruptions, automate operations and combat workforce shortages.”
Metrolinx moves forward on transit-oriented community at Mimico GO Station. Also, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) reports that quarterly PATH ridership climbed to 59% of pre-pandemic first-quarter 2019; MetroLink’s Secure Platform Plan progresses; Calgary’s Green Line names Bow Transit Connectors as Development Partner; the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) shares progress on strategic plan; and Broward County Transit (BCT) launches multi-billion-dollar Premium Mobility Plan (PREMO).
The first of 72 new Kawaski-built PATH rapid transit cars will enter service in New York and New Jersey starting April 17. The aim: to boost capacity.
Ports of Indiana issues Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for new operator of International Ag Shipping Terminal on Lake Michigan. Also, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) regains top spot as busiest port in nation.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) launches online Speed Restrictions Dashboard; awards contract for major track and signal upgrades at South Station; and invites public comment on the proposed Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2024-2028. Also, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) awards design contract for Broad Street Line ADA Improvement project and approves proposal to install new fare gates; the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) formerly ends token sales; VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) improves diversity and inclusion policies; NJ Transit advances improvements at Mahwah Station; Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) moves forward with purchase of fare gates to be installed systemwide; and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) advances plan to replace AirTrain Newark with selection of three firms as part of multi-phase procurement process.