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.
Rapid Transit/Light Rail
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.
HAMILTON, Ontario – Metrolinx has given an update on the progress on the Hamilton LRT.
TORONTO – Metrolinx reports that it is seeking feedback from the community along Sheppard Avenue regarding a potential rapid transit extension.
SACRAMENTO – SacRT celebrated its Light Rail Modernization Project and held a ceremony for its Folsom 15-minute light rail service.
TORONTO – Metrolinx’s Fairbank Station is one of the underground stations along its Eglinton Crosstown route.
MONTREAL – Noise levels on Montreal’s light rail system, REM, are grinding on the nerves of people living and working near and around the system.
HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. – Met Council and Hennepin County approved a grant agreement and the Blue Line Extension Corridor Management Committee support the analysis of the staff-recommended light rail track route.
SEATTLE – Sound Transit is pushing its light-rail planning an extra couple of years until 2026. It will also spend an additional $32.8 million.
The 2023 Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail event, to be held Nov. 2 in Chicago, will feature a panel of human resources and recruitment executives discussing changes in freight and passenger rail recruitment, retention,
Engineering and technology group Sener has been selected to participate as the Independent Checker Engineer (ICE) on the new Montreal REM (Réseau Express Metropolitain), whose first segment between Brossard and Gare Centrale stations opened on July 31.
AUSTIN, Texas – Light rail is coming to the city of Austin as the first phase of Project Connect is underway.
The 2023 Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail event, to be held Nov. 2 in Chicago, will feature a panel of corporate diversity leaders discussing the importance of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within the
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Metropolitan Council and Hennepin County have reached an agreement in how it will close the funding gap for the Green Line Extension Light Rail Transit Line.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Metropolitan Council issued a notice that it is one of the agencies preparing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for its Blue Line extension project.
SEATTLE – This week, Sound Transit experiences a signal issue while crews work to repair a sinking track near Stadium Station.
Topping the list of reasons to attend Railway Age / RT&S Women in Rail, to be held Nov. 2 in Chicago, is opening speaker Judy Carter, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at BNSF.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Met Council Tries to Avoid Lyndale, Broadway in new, proposed Blue Line light rail extension.
SEATTLE – Between its Capitol Hill and SODO stations, the track near Stadium Station has sunk three inches, and repairs will cost around $750,000.