The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Feb. 2 that construction on two elevators to make Queensboro Plaza a fully accessible station will begin this weekend.
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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.
Caltrain will suspend rail service between San Francisco and Millbrae Stations on four upcoming weekends—Feb. 11-12, 25-26, March 4-5, and 11-12—to accommodate Caltrain electrification construction and testing.
Construction on TriMet’s A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Project has reached a major milestone more than a year and four months after it broke ground.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced temporary weekday train schedule adjustments on the Hartford Line, effective Jan. 29 through April 7, 2023.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority welcomed President Joe Biden Jan. 31 to the MTA Long Island Rail Road West Side Yard at Hudson Yards.
The Sacramento Regional Transit District is starting work on station upgrades to meet the needs of its modern new low-floor light rail trains.
The Woodinville-based Harbor Pacific Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a design-build contract by the Sound Transit Board to construct the parking garage at the agency’s Sumner Station.
Beginning Feb. 7, customers on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Blue, Blue + (Yellow Line replacement) and Orange lines will see increased train frequency, cutting down service times from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes.
The Chicago Transit Authority recently awarded a new, four-year property maintenance contract with a cap of $23.5 million as part of the Red Line Extension project.
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced upcoming service changes on Jan. 26 set to take place in February on the Orange, Green, and Red lines as well as the Haverhill Commuter Rail Line.
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and the city of New Bedford reached an agreement Jan. 24 on constructing a $21 million pedestrian bridge as part of a new downtown inter-city rail station being built.
A new structure has has been completed at the intersection of Finch Avenue West and Keele Street: the new LRT portion of Metrolinx’s Finch West Station.
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.
The new Pawtucket-Central Falls Transit Center opened for service on Jan. 23.
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.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced on Jan. 24 that the focus of project work this summer will be system maintenance and modernization.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will be suspending rail service south of the Atlanta-area agency’s Medical Center Station in order to carry out track replacement work from Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. through the end of service Feb. 22.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the agency will complete switch replacement and Communications-Based Train Control related work along the A, C, and E8 Avenue line during Presidents’ Day weekend.
Bay Area Rapid Transit commemorated the completion of a multi-year upgrade project at Oakland’s 19th Street Station with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 21.