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Bruce McCuaig steps down from Metrolinx, accepts new role at Canada Infrastructure Bank
Bruce McCuaig is stepping down as president and CEO of Metrolinx to accept a new federal role in the Privy Council Office as executive adviser (Infrastructure Bank) effective April 24,…
Ontario, Toronto Hydro building battery back-up and emergency power system for Eglinton Crosstown LRT project
Ontario is partnering with Toronto Hydro to build a battery energy storage system for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, which will increase the reliability of the line,…
APTA calls for full project funding of "vital" transit
The American Public Transportation Association called on the Trump Administration to fully fund the FAST Act for fiscal 2017 and 2018 and public transit must be part of the administration's…
Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding
Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class."
Virginia launches review of WMATA practices
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the commonwealth would take on an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) "to identify potential changes to governance and funding, and…
LACMTA Board proceeds with environmental study to allow trains dual entry at Union Station
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors is moving forward with an environmental study that will look into building run through tracks at Union Station.
Parsons adds Strong as rail lead
David Strong has joined Parsons as vice president and rail systems lead for the New York and New Jersey region.
TriMet MAX switch machine improvements scheduled to start at end of month
TriMet will kick off a switch renewal and replacement project to improve MAX on-time performance and operation of trains. This will be the first in a series of switch machine…
Sound Transit marks first anniversary for U Link, light-rail ridership increases
Sound Transit launched light-rail service to Capitol Hill and Husky Stadium, contributing to an 89-percent growth in average weekday ridership on Link from February 2016 to February 2017.
Passenger advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled
Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration's proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) response…
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