Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Metrolink, in partnership with Caltrans and the U.S. Geological Survey, will test earthquake early-warning system technology along the 91/Perris Valley commuter rail link between Perris and Riverside.

Transit Briefs: Metrolink, NY MTA, Santa Clara VTA, Sound Transit

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) will test an Earthquake Early Warning System. In addition, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Sept. 10 unveiled the reconfigured 42nd Street Shuttle; California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on Sept. 12 restored complete Blue Line light rail service; and Sound Transit on Sept. 13 kicked off its Fare Ambassador Pilot program.

SkyTrain’s 11.8-mile (19-kilometer) Canada Line in metro Vancouver will have a 17th station starting in spring 2023. The C$52 million Capstan Station (rendering above) will be located between the existing Bridgeport and Aberdeen stations.

Transit Briefs: TransLink, Santa Clara VTA

Vancouver’s TransLink has begun construction on the new C$52 million Capstan Station, to serve SkyTrain’s Canada Line. In addition, California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on Sept. 4 resumed light rail service on the Blue Line, just days after restoring full Orange Line and partial Green Line service.

California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) may resume light rail service as early as this week.

Transit Briefs: Miami-Dade Metrorail; SCVTA; Denver RTD

Miami-Dade County (Fla.) Metrorail has put into service the last two Hitachi railcars from a 136-car order that was awarded in 2012. In addition, California’s Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) may resume light rail service as early as this week, and Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) is moving forward with a northwest commuter rail study.

The Capital Line South LRT Extension will receive $268.71 million (C$333 million) in municipal funding for construction from Century Park to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride in Edmonton, Alberta.

Transit Briefs: Edmonton, LACMTA, San Diego MTS, Santa Clara VTA, TriMet

The Edmonton (Alberta) City Council approved municipal funding for the 2.8-mile (4.5-kilometer) Capital Line South LRT Extension. In addition, LACMTA finalized its 2021-24 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan; SANDAG and MTS unveiled the VA Medical Center Trolley Station; VTA is slated to receive $20 million from the state of California to help with recovery from the May 26 mass shooting; and TriMet was forced to suspend MAX service due to record-setting temperatures.

Mass Shooting at VTA Rail Yard (UPDATED MAY 29)

The wave of mass shootings that has swept across the United States in the past few years hit the rail industry when, at approximately 6:30 a.m. PDT today (May 26), a gunman opened fire at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light rail vehicle yard and maintenance facility just north of downtown San Jose. There were 10 fatalities and multiple injuries. The gunman, identified as VTA employee Samuel J. Cassidy, is among the dead.