The current PATH powerhouse in Jersey City, built in 1908. (Photograph and Caption Courtesy of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

PATH Powers a Resilient Future

The empty triangular lot tucked into a busy section of downtown Jersey City is undergoing the first stages of redevelopment. At the moment, it isn’t much to look at. But for PATH, it’s a powerhouse of a project.

NYMTA Transit Tech Lab Releases Results of Operational Efficiency, Human Capital Utilization Challenges

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Partnership for NYC Transit Tech Lab on May 9 reported the results of its Operational Efficiency and Human Capital Utilization challenges, in which 15 companies have been selected to collaborate with regional transit agencies and test technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence), LiDAR and edge computing, to “mitigate service disruptions, automate operations and combat workforce shortages.”

HDR Tapped to Complete Design of Omaha’s Modern Streetcar System

HDR announced May 8 that it has been selected by the Omaha Streetcar Authority to deliver the final design for the city’s 3.2-mile streetcar project, connecting downtown Omaha to the University of Nebraska Medical

The new canopy at Eglinton GO was installed overnight to reduce customer impacts. (Metrolinx photo)

Second New Canopy Goes Up Over Metrolinx’s Eglinton GO Station

Innovative new technique got the customer shelter in place quickly.

The MERMEC-built rail inspection vehicle uses lasers, sensors, cameras, measuring systems, and data management systems to create a comprehensive profile of the track, all while traveling at speeds of up to 70 mph, according to BART. (BART Photograph)

First Look: BART’s MERMEC Geometry Car in Action

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District on May 3 unveiled its newly acquired rail inspection vehicle from MERMEC that will measure track position, curvature, smoothness, and alignment, as well as wear and corrugation, which contribute to train noise.

NYMTA Completes Renovation of Queensbridge Station

The New York MTA on May 1 announced that crews have completed renovation of the 21 St-Queensbridge (F) subway station in Long Island City, Queens, as part of New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Re-NEW-vation campaign to bring targeted resources to rebuild components of the station within a 55-hour window.

SEPTA Taps Michael Baker International for Broad Street Line ADA Improvements

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on April 27 announced that Michael Baker International, Inc. has been selected for architectural, design and construction-related services for the Logan, Wyoming and Hunting Park Stations on the Broad Street Line.

GTHA Update: Ontario Line, Kitchener-Waterloo, Yonge North, Eglinton Crosstown

The latest information from the GTHA (Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area) shows progress on the Ontario Line and TTC Yonge North extension, but troubles for the Kitchener-Waterloo extension and Eglinton  Crosstown LRTs Ontario Line

MBTA to Continue Track Improvement Work Across System in May

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced service changes to take place on multiple lines throughout the month of May in order to prioritize work that will enhance service reliability on the system overall.

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Sound Transit Link Construction: A Spring Update

Starting this summer, we’ll be launching new light rail service at least once a year, for the next several years. Here’s the latest on construction progress and opening timelines.

CDOT to Replace 3-Mile Stretch Along Metro-North’s New Haven Line

As part of a multibillion-dollar effort to improve commuter rail service across the state, the Connecticut Department of Transportation plans to replace a three-mile stretch of track along Metro-North’s New Haven line.

MTA’s State of Good Repair Work on 7 Line Slated for May

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that state of good repair work on the 7 line’s 82 St-Jackson Heights and 111 St stations in Queens will begin next month.

Honolulu Rail Safety Plans Call for Security Cameras, Patrols

A federally mandated rail safety plan that names the city Department of Transportation Services as the final responsible party for the forthcoming rail system is nearing official approval.

Ties on I-90 Bridge Must Be Rebuilt for Sound Transit Service

Crews have been working in the former express lanes of Interstate 90 for a couple of years now, attempting to repair faulty track supports along Sound Transit’s future light-rail extension.

Metrolinx Shares Progress on Finch West LRT

Metrolinx has made progress on its guideway, the two terminus stations, and the maintenance and storage facility as the spring season gets underway.

MTA Completes Renovations at Grand St BD Subway Station 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on April 17 that crews have completed renovation work at the Grand St BD subway station in Chinatown under New York City Transit’s Re-NEW-vation campaign, which entailed rebuilding station components during a 55-hour window.

Metrolinx to Begin Ontario Line Work in May 

Metrolinx has announced that all vehicle traffic will be diverted off Queen Street from Bay Street to Yonge Street and from Yonge Street to Victoria Street for an estimated four and a half years beginning May 1, 2023, marking an important step forward in the construction of Ontario Line’s future Queen Station.

CTA to Make Community Enhancements as Part of Red and Purple Modernization Project

The Chicago Transit Authority has announced a significant new addition to the $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization Phase One Project, which will create more than one mile of new open space beneath Red and Purple Line tracks in the Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods.

CTA Approves $3.4M in Contracts to Expand Workforce Partner Program

As part of the Chicago Transit Authority’s plans to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in its operations, the Chicago Transit Board approved the awarding of two contracts totaling $3.4 million to five local contractors on April 12 to assist in the identification, recruitment, and training of a diverse prospective workforce and their placement on CTA and area construction projects.

Chicago Transit Board Approves Western Brown Line Station Rehabilitation Plan

The Chicago Transit Board has approved the awarding of a contract for the first stage of work outlined as part of a new, progressive design-build contract that will provide up to $19 million in repairs and improvements for the Western Brown Line station, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) reported on April 12.