New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is advancing its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project at Metropark Station in Woodbridge; TransLink, Vancouver, will begin upgrading the Burrard SkyTrain Station on the Expo Line in early 2022; and Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) will expand rail service to midnight, seven days per week, starting July 18.
The Canadian government will provide up to C$1.3 billion (US$1.04 billion) for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain extension, a more than C$3 billion (US$2.4 billion) project to expand metro Vancouver’s Expo Line 16 kilometers (9.94 miles).
Business automation software developer Ivrnet Inc. has renewed its contract with TransLink, Vancouver, for the NexText digital communications and mobile advertising platform.
A. Stucki Co. has announced that the presidents of its Magnus and Birmingham Rail & Locomotive (BR&L) subsidiaries will retire this year; Sam Schwartz Co. has hired TransLink’s former CEO as Principal and National Director, Transit and Rail.
Vancouver’s TransLink has appointed Kevin Quinn CEO, effective July 19.
High-tech air purification, “Green Bonds” and locomotive overhauls figure into sustainability efforts at three North American transit agencies.
Thales will supply 82 SelTrac™ Vehicle On-Board Controllers (VOBCs) as part of TransLink’s SkyTrain fleet expansion in Vancouver.
TransLink has selected Bombardier Transportation to supply 205 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo and Millennium lines of its automated rapid transit system in Vancouver. The C$722.6 million contract will be signed in the coming days, the agency reported. Delivery of the first car is expected in 2023; all cars are slated for service by year-end 2027.
Vancouver’s C$2.83 billion Broadway Subway Project is expected to move forward this year, extending the existing SkyTrain Millennium Line 5.7 kilometers (3.5 miles) and adding six stations—despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian government says it remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities and help grow the economy.