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APTA Releases Ridership Trends Report

From Our Colleagues at Railway Age:

WASHINGTON ––After falling to 20% of pre-pandemic levels in April 2020, public transit has recovered to 79% of pre-pandemic levels as of March 2024, according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) latest ridership trends report.

Metra Outlines 2024 Construction Plan

CHICAGO – Metra on April 3 detailed its construction program for 2024, covering station, track, road crossing, bridge, and signal/communications improvement projects along the Chicagoland commuter railroad’s 11 lines totaling nearly 500 route-miles. In addition

Maryland Transit Administration And Purple Line Transit Partners Announce Updated Opening Date For Light Rail Line

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration and Purple Line Transit Partners last week announced they are seeking Board of Public Works approval of a modification to the Purple Line Public-Private Partnership Agreement that extends the contractual deadline for achieving Revenue Service Availability to Winter 2027.

Gateway Development Commission End-of-Year Letter Touts Historic Progress on Hudson Tunnel Project: “A New American Renaissance Is Underway In Infrastructure”

NEWARK/NEW YORK – Gateway Development Commission (GDC) CEO Kris Kolluri today sent a letter to the GDC Board of Commissioners outlining this year’s historic progress on the Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP), including the start of construction in both New York and New Jersey and the largest ever federal funding commitment to any modern infrastructure project.

Railway Track & Structures Names Editorial Board

ATLANTA – Railway Track & Structures is pleased to announce the appointment of an Editorial Board comprised of industry experts. While I, as Editor-in-Chief and Jennifer McLawhorn, as Managing Editor, will be responsible for the content and production of RT&S our Editorial Board will provide guidance and support to make RT&S more useful to our readers and the railroad industry.