Author: David C. Lester

Chicago Transit Authority Partners with City to Serve Unsheltered Riders

As part of its continued efforts to provide a welcoming environment for all customers, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) this week entered into an agreement with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) for additional outreach and support services to be provided to riders who are unsheltered, as well as those grappling with mental health and substance abuse.

OCTA Performing Emergency Stabilization Work

RT&S has reported extensively on the bluff failures at Del Mar and San Clemente during the past year. Now, the Orange County Transportation Authority and its contractor have begun construction activities to stabilize the railroad track through southern San Clemente, work that is expected to be completed in February.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit Reopens Tunnel

Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus and light rail vehicles will resume regular operations through the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel on Saturday, Nov. 19, for the first time since a $14.1 million electrical system upgrade project began more than two years ago.

Hurricane Nicole Hammers More of Florida

Although Hurricane Nicole was not as nasty as Hurricane Ian, it left a tremendous amount of destruction and suffering in Florida. CNN reported that at least five people were killed and scores of coastal homes were washed away by the storm.

VTA’s Single Bore Tunnel Gets Green Light From APTA Peer Review

In 2017, engineers from several firms performed a study for a proposed joint venture between the Valley Transportation Authority and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system to determine if a single-bore or dual-bore tunneling process would be best for a six-mile extension into San Jose and Santa Clara.

Kentucky spending to improve grade crossings

Back in 2019, RT&S reported on Kentucky funding grade crossing improvements across the state. Now, just over three years later, Kentucky’s governor has announced another round of funding for grade crossing improvement around the state.