Metra UP North Line Weekday Service To Expand May 20 As New Peterson/Ridge Station Opens

CHICAGO ––Metra’s newest station at Peterson/Ridge in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood is set to open to the public on Monday, May 20. On the same day, Metra will add four trains to weekday service on the UP North Line. The new schedule will accommodate the station stop and increase options for riders across the line.

AmeriStar Rail and Others Send Letters to Amtrak and MDE to Halt Historic Bridge Pier Demolition

PERRYVILLE, Md. – AmeriStar Rail, the town of Perryville, and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association are trying to stop Amtrak’s demolition project along the Susquehanna River.

WATCH: Amtrak’s Laura Mason Tours Harrisburg Track Renewal Project

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Laura Mason, Amtrak Executive and Railway Age 2024 Influential Leader, tours the Harrisburg Track Renewal Project in Pennsylvania.

Sand Nourishment, Rock Revetment Among Coastal Rail Resiliency Solutions

ORANGE COUNTY – For coastal rail resiliency, OCTA looks to sand nourishment, rock revetment, and a wall as potential solutions.

Met Council to Release Anti-Displacement Plan for Blue Line Extension

MINNEAPOLIS – The Metropolitan Council announces it is collaborating to develop a draft Anti-Displacement Coordinated Action Plan.

Construction Begins on Lower Don Bridge on Ontario Line

TORONTO – Major construction has begun on the new Lower Don Bridge for Ontario Line subway.

CTA and Site Design Group Will Present Preliminary Designs for Area Below Red and Purple Line Tracks

CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will announce concepts for area under new Red Line tracks in Edgewater during public meetings.

Transit Integrators BC Selected for Surrey Langley SkyTrain Project

SURREY, British Columbia – The Surrey Langley SkyTrain project is moving forward with the selection of a team that will design and build the systems and trackwork.

MBTA’s Blue Line Restriction-Free After ‘Critical’ Track Work

BOSTON – The MBTA has removed 19 speed restrictions after critical track work on its Blue Line.

Sound Transit Receives Sustainable Infrastructure Award From ISI

SEATTLE – The Federal Way Link Extension was awarded with an Envision Platinum Award from The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

Central Florida’s Sunshine Corridor Moves Forward (UPDATED, 4/29)

FLORIDA –– From our colleagues at Railway Age. David Peter Alan, long time RA Contributing Editor, has penned an analysis of the rail passenger situation in central Florida and, given RT&S’s continuing coverage of commuter rail and transit issues, we felt this was an important piece. DCL

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Amtrak Details Great Lakes Stations Improvement Program in FY 2025 Grant Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In Amtrak’s General and Legislative Annual Report & Fiscal Year 2025 Grant Request, it details a Great Lakes Stations Improvement program.

Amtrak’s Harrisburg Line Track Renewal Project Moves to Phase 2

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Amtrak’s Harrisburg Line Track Renewal Project moved to Phase 2 on April 29th.

WATCH: ‘Rexy’, One of Two TBMs for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Breaks Through the Final Wall

TORONTO – One tunnel boring machine (TBM) excavating for the western underground segment of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension has broken through the final wall.

MTA To Complete Upgrades to Flushing-Bound Platforms at 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St Stations

NEW YORK CITY – On May 6th, service headed toward Flushing at 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St Stations will be suspended until Q1 2025.

Amtrak Completes Upgrades at Durham Station

WASHINGTON –– Amtrak announced this week that the renovations at the Durham, N.C. Station are now complete.

MTA Announces Next Round of Subway Stations Re-NEW-vation Upgrades in 2024

NEW YORK ––The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) this week announced that New York City Transit (NYCT) will complete upgrades, repairs, and deep cleanings at 13 additional subway stations in the second quarter of 2024 across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

MBTA Continues Track Improvement Program

BOSTON ––The Track Improvement Program is a major track repair and replacement initiative to eliminate 191 speed restrictions, as of November 2023, and bring all tracks into a five-year state of good repair by the end of 2024.

Committee Passes Bill to Establish Passenger Rail for Colorado

DENVER –– The Denver House Transportation, Housing & Local Government Committee this week passed legislation aimed at leveraging millions in federal infrastructure funding to bring passenger rail service to Colorado and expanding public transportation options across the state. SB24-184 passed by a vote of 8-3.

Federal Transit Administration Invites Public Input on Proposed Policy Changes for Major Capital Grant Program

WASHINGTON – To continue advancing transit projects that have a transformative impact on American communities, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is inviting public comment on revisions to policy guidance for the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program.

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