Sound Transit

Washington’s Sound Transit could be hit hard by Initiative 976

Some people do not mind paying tabs, while others do.

Bells & Whistles—Episode 14

What were the top news stories we were following the week ending Oct. 25? To watch the latest episode of Bells & Whistles, click here. For the latest news, go to www.rtands.com.

Sound Transit

Sound Transit scratches large tunnel projects, elevated track

Making difficult decisions is what fiscal responsibility is all about. Washington State’s Sound Transit wants to take full responsibility, and on Oct. 24 the board ditched plans for tunnels to Ballard ($450

Sound Transit digs into Redmond Link extension

The state of Washington’s Sound Transit continues to hold its momentum. Officials cut the ribbon on a $1.53 billion Redmond Link light rail extension in Redmond, Wash., on Oct. 23.

Long Island Rail Road

New York MTA leans towards sticking with contractor despite PTC delays

Fair is never a good word when it applies to chances. But that is what a consultant is saying regarding the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s

Miami-Dade Transit

Reliability is the only positive for Miami-Dade Transit since 2017

Miami-Dade Transit has been much more reliable the last couple of years, at least in terms of the fleet that is out there.

Purple Line

Purple Line in Maryland filled with construction miscues

The new Purple Line in Maryland looks more black and blue than anything else. That’s because Purple Line Transit Constructors (PLTC) and Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) have had to make multiple

Ridership, trips continue to rise for New York’s MTA

First New York City President Andy Byford was resigning, but now he is promoting.

Metro-North

Speeding up Connecticut’s Metro-North Railroad will require new tracks, new funding mechanism

It might take 10 years, but Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont wants to put more speed into the Metro-North Railroad.

light-rail transit

APTA announces 2019-2020 Executive Committee

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) elected its 2019-2020 Executive Committee during its TRANSform Conference in New York. 

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