The City of Madison will hold a kick-off meeting for its Passenger Rail Station Study to identify a recommended location for a potential future Amtrak Station. Also, the City of Vicksburg backs Louisiana rail plan that could potentially bring Amtrak passenger rail service to the city; and MetroLink Blue Line service will return to normal beginning Monday, Nov. 28.
St. Louis Metro Transit
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) holds dedication ceremony for K Line’s Fairview Heights Station in Inglewood. Also, art installation at Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Warm Springs/Fremont Station captures beauty of station’s surroundings; Metro Transit in St. Louis, Mo., announces that service is returning on MetroLink’s Blue Line; and Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) issues new study regarding the changing patterns of violence on public transport.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shares how it uses earthquake early warning technology. Also, work progresses on Brightline’s Boca Raton, Fla., station, the fourth in the state for the private-sector passenger railroad; elementary and high school students in the Chicago area can ride Metra commuter rail and Pace buses for free on Aug. 22; and Metro Transit in St. Louis, Mo., is reporting that it will be “several months” before light rail service is fully restored due to flash flooding damage last month.
At Metro Transit in St. Louis, Mo., major light-rail service disruptions may last for weeks due to damage caused by flash flooding on July 26. Also, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and Wawa have signed a naming-rights agreement for a new Regional Rail station that will open Aug. 21 as part of a multi-year project to restore rail service 3.5 miles west of Elwyn.
Charles Stewart has been appointed Executive Director of St. Louis (Mo.) Metro Transit. He has served as interim leader since Jan. 26, 2022.
The Phoenix (Ariz.) Valley Metro Board has appointed Jessica Mefford-Miller as CEO, effective April 4. She succeeds Scott Smith, who in August 2021 informed the Board of his intent to retire in 2022.
At New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, subway ridership is steadily climbing post-pandemic and two former Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointees are being forced out. In addition, behavioral health providers will ride St. Louis (Mo.) Metro Transit vehicles as part of a one-year pilot project.