ONTARIO – The Ontario Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contract to design and build the subway’s tunnels on the Yonge North Subway Extension.
Plans for light rail technology and expansion of existing rail systems dominated a conference with a New Jersey flavor, held in Jersey City and sponsored by Railway Age and its sibling publication Railway Track & Structures (RT&S). The conference took place on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday morning, November 16, and concluded that afternoon with a tour of New Jersey Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit (HBLRT), which now operates in Hudson County with plans to expand northward into Bergen County.
BOSTON ––Ridership totals bolstered by Halloween travel to Salem and Fairmount Line ridership boost during the Ashmont – Mattapan closure.
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Metrolinx reports on its progress on its Hazel McCallion Line and Port Credit GO Station.
BALTIMORE – Baltimore-Washington Rapid Rail is working toward a high-speed magnetic levitation train from Washington D.C. to New York by way of Baltimore.
BOSTON – The MBTA has finished track work on the Red Line between JFK/UMass and Park Street and has subsequently removed nine speed restrictions.
California High-Speed Rail Authority released an update video of construction progress across 10 structures it completed this year.
ENSCO Rail, Inc. on Nov. 17 reported receiving a contract for its track geometry and rail wear measurement technology from private-sector railroad Brightline, which operates intercity passenger service between central and south
HAMILTON, Ontario – Metrolinx has given an update on the progress on the Hamilton LRT.
KEARNY, NJ – Amtrak announced it launched the procurement process for the Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project.
PROVO, Utah – At Provo Central Station, the 145-foot overhead bridge runs over two Union Pacific lines and two FrontRunner tracks.
DEL MAR, Calif, – Del Mar City Council asks SANDAG to study rail realignment option.
MADERA COUNTY, Calif. – California High-Speed Rail Authority opened Avenue 9 overcrossing to traffic.
TORONTO – Metrolinx reports that it is seeking feedback from the community along Sheppard Avenue regarding a potential rapid transit extension.
BOCHUM, Germany – Stantec on Nov. 14 announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ZETCON Engineering, a 645-person engineering firm headquartered in Bochum, Germany.
HONOLULU – HART, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, has released a video showing a construction update of an overhead guideway.
CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn. – SEPTA cut the ribbon at a ceremony celebrating its new Conshohocken Station on the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail Line.
BOSTON – The MBTA is launching the Track Improvement Program, which seeks to remove existing speed restrictions and fix tracks by the end of 2024.
SACRAMENTO – SacRT celebrated its Light Rail Modernization Project and held a ceremony for its Folsom 15-minute light rail service.
CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority will upgrade its rail stations with improved, ADA-compliant faregates.