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WMATA completes installation of fiberglass insulators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has finished the replacement of third-rail insulators at underground station platforms with safer, more heat-resistant fiberglass insulators.
Lor to manage rail projects for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has hired Rik Lor, who will manage the delivery of rail projects as a senior engineering manager in its transit and rail technical excellence center.
Work begins on Eglinton Crosstown’s Laird Station
On June 30, the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line broke ground on the Laird Station, which located near the midpoint of the 19-kilometer (12–mile) Light Rail Transit (LRT) line.
Final Sandy relief funds allocated
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will allocate the final $834.6 million available in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery funding, providing maximum flexibility for impacted communities to direct repairs and has validated…
Work on expanded GO Transit service between Hamilton and the Niagara Region to begin in 2017
Ontario is planning to bring new weekday GO rail service between the future Confederation GO Station in Hamilton and the Niagara Region starting in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls…
CTA’s Pink Line marks decade of service
After 10 years and 50 million rides, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) celebrated the 10th birthday of the Pink Line this week, which began service on June 25, 2006.
St. Louis to study three potential MetroLink routes
In St. Louis, Mo., studies have been planned to evaluate three potential MetroLink routes in St. Louis County, pending approval by city council. The routes were identified in the region's…
LACMTA adopts FY 2017 budget; releases DEIR for Airport Connector 96th Street Transit Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved a $5.66-billion budget for fiscal year 2017. The adopted budget represents over a two percent decrease from FY16…
Sound Transit sends light-rail expansion plan to November ballot
The Sound Transit Board has capped three and a half years of discussion and public input by unanimously voting to send voters a final Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure…
Additional GO Transit stations proposed for east Toronto
Ontario has proposed four new GO Train stations along the Stouffville and Lakeshore East GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program.
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