Commuter/Regional

Two Capitol Corridor Accessibility Projects Enter Second Phase

The Northern California agency’s Fremont Station Accessibility Improvement Project entered phase two of construction Jan. 23 and related work will continue for the next several months. The Martinez Station Accessibility Improvement Project began its second phase Jan. 27.

BMWED Passenger-Rail Groups Merge

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) has announced that members of its Chicago Passenger Federation (CPF) have voted to merge with its United Passenger Rail Federation (UPRF).

Maryland’s Purple Line Work Disrupts Downtown Traffic

The partial closure of the The Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Transit Administration Silver Spring Transit Center in mid-January gave commuters a sense of the anticipated disruptions that will result from renewed Purple Line work, a local news outlet reported.

HART to Take On Rail Repairs in Coming Weeks

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director and CEO Lori Kahikina told the board of directors on Jan. 20 that the delay in trial runs of the Hitachi Rail trains will end only when a “communications software issue” is resolved.