San Diego Trolley

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak on Dec. 15 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Chelsea commuter rail station with Massachusetts DOT Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler and community leaders.

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and a developer partnered to add a one-acre park near Victory Station. In addition, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) awarded a 10-year transit and digital advertising contract; Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) celebrated the completion of the Chelsea commuter rail station; the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board approved final environmental studies for Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line Capacity and Service Improvements Program; and San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) determined that a Trolley extension to the airport is feasible and can be built within 10 years.

Advanced Rail Management will review existing wheel/rail profile compatibility; analyze rail profile and wear conditions; and design and execute a rail grinding program to remove defects, enhance vehicle steering through curves and reduce noise for San Diego Trolley.
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San Diego MTS, ARM Ink Rail Maintenance Contract

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has signed a five-year contract with Advanced Rail Management Corp. (ARM) for the San Diego Trolley Inc. (SDTI) rail maintenance program, including rail grinding on all open and embedded track sections and special trackwork.

Paul Jablonski, the late San Diego Metropolitan Transit System CEO who passed away earlier this year, has been selected for the APTA Hall of Fame.

APTA Inducts Paul Jablonski, Late San Diego MTS CEO, to Hall of Fame

Former San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) CEO Paul Jablonski, who passed away suddenly May 10, has been inducted to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Hall of Fame “for his extraordinary contributions to public transportation, his dedication to advancing the industry and outstanding leadership over a 40-yearlong career.”

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MTS receives first new Siemens LRV

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has received the first of 45 new S70 low-floor light rail vehicles from Siemens for the San Diego Trolley as part of an order placed in 2016. The remaining 44 LRVs are scheduled for delivery over the next two years.

MTS gambles on new revenue source

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) passengers can’t play slots, Poker or Bingo aboard the San Diego Trolley (well, maybe on their mobile devices). However, the LRT line that can get them to an area gambling casino—the Green Line—will be carrying that establishment’s name.