The CTA Board on May 10 signed off on an ordinance that makes permanent recent part-time student and tiered-pricing pilot programs for the agency’s U-Pass Program. (CTA Photograph Courtesy of the Federal Transit Administration)

Transit Briefs: CTA, Metrolinx, Washington Union Station

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) makes permanent two discounted fare-pass programs for students at participating high-education institutions, and releases its monthly service/operations “scorecard.” Also, Ricardo will provide safety assessment support for Metrolinx’s Ontario Line project in Toronto; and Washington, D.C.-area legislators seek federal funding and an expedited timeline for the multi-billion-dollar Washington Union Station Expansion Project.

Ricardo's new Folsom, Calif., office will be led by North America Ricardo Rail President Kirk Klug.
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Supply Side: Ricardo, Duos

Ricardo opens first North America office dedicated to the rail sector. Also, Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (Duos) expands catalogue with release of five artificial intelligence (AI) detection models for rail customers.

Kari Gonzales of MxV Rail (center) and members of the Ricardo team visit the H2ICE test cell at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Center. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Ricardo)

For Ricardo and MxV Rail, a Strategic Alliance

U.K.-based Ricardo and MxV Rail (formerly Transportation Technology Center, Inc., or TTCI) have signed a strategic alliance agreement that will bring together the two company’s engineering and testing capabilities.