Brightline enters a multi-year agreement with Orlando Health to be the official “health and wellness partner” of Brightline Orlando as well as station naming partner. (Brightline Photograph)

Transit Briefs: Brightline, MARTA, SMART-TD, APTA

Brightline partners with Orlando Health ahead of its Sept. 22 Miami-to-Orlando service launch. Also, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board approves a new contract for General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood; the Transportation Division (TD) of SMART, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers, forms a new committee to address assaults on bus and transit operators; and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) hosts the 2023 Congressional Fly-In.

CSS, an affiliate of Anacostia Rail Holdings, provides freight service over 127 miles of line between Chicago and South Bend, Ind., and Chicago and Kingsbury, Ind., with connections to all Chicago-area railroads as well as the Port of Chicago.

CSS Freight, SMART TD Sign New Pact

Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (CSS) and SMART TD (International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers) have agreed to a new five-year contract for the short line’s 32 represented locomotive engineers, conductors and brakemen.