Rapid Transit / Light Rail

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed General Directive aimed at reducing the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail transit industry.
London Trackwork Inc., a supplier of rail transit track components, has been awarded a contract for special trackwork for Canada’s Valley Line light-rail transit project in Edmonton, AB.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined local dignitaries participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 14.
A Congressionally-mandated report has found that U.S. infrastructure requires more investment to maintain existing systems, as well as tackle a significant backlog of repair work.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has recommended Tutor Perini/O&G, a joint venture to build the second segment of the Purple Line Extension.
SNC-Lavalin (SNC) has received two new rail and transit contracts in the U.S.
Sound Transit, Seattle’s regional transit system, has started building its Northgate light-rail station.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a letter declaring its support for Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) first modern streetcar this week, enabling the project to begin the engineering phase.…
Valley Metro may begin final design work on the planned South Central Light Rail Extension after securing a key federal approval.
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