Orange County Says Trains May be Back in February

There’s a small bright spot in the ongoing saga of the erosion of the southern California coast, and the impact on rail lines and rail service.

Toronto Union Station Begins Construction on South Concourse

As part of the Union Station Enhancement Project, crews have begun piling work at Toronto’s Union Station on the south passenger concourse.

MTA to Perform Repairs on E/M East River Tunnel Before Year’s End 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a 24/7 service outage as of Dec. 8 on two lines along the 53 St. tunnel to perform maintenance and signal upgrades over the course of five consecutive days. 

MBTA Celebrates Opening of Green Line’s $2.3B Medford Branch Extension

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) celebrated the opening of the agency’s $2.3 billion Medford Branch of the Green Line Extension on Dec. 12.

South Shore Line Planning to Move South Bend Airport Station to the Other Side

What started out as a temporary location for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) station, it has remained on the east side of the South Bend Airport for years.

Long Island Railroad Finishes Great Neck Pocket Track Extension

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Long Island Railroad, part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has announced that work crews have completed an extension of track east of Great Neck that will ensure greater service reliability on the Port Washington Branch with the projected service increase associated with the opening of MTA’s new Grand Central Madison station.

Blue Line Extension: A Step Closer to Building the Tunnel

MONTREAL – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is launching a call for tenders for the construction of the tunnel of the blue line extension.

Amtrak stepping up efforts for B&P Tunnel Replacement

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is pursuing a Delivery Partner model as part of its plans to replace the B&P Tunnel.

MTA Announces Accessibility Upgrades at Multiple Subway and LIRR Stations

NEW YORK, N.Y. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a sweeping package of accessibility upgrades that will make nine more New York City Subway stations accessible, replace and upgrade elevators at another five subway stations, and make seven Long Island Rail Road stations in Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties fully accessible for the first time while replacing elevators at two additional LIRR stations.

Mississauga Bridge Being Replaced to Support Future LRT

TORONTO – Construction for a new bridge is underway over Mary Fix Creek (near Port Credit GO), which will extend from Eaglewood Boulevard in the east to Oriole Avenue in the west and replace the existing bridge over the creek at Inglewood Drive.

Broadway Subway Project Update

VANCOUVER, BC – On October 12, RT&S reported on the introduction of tunnel boring machines to Vancouver’s Broadway Subway project, and said “The project will add 3.5 miles to the SkyTrain Millennium Line, from the VCC-Clark Station to Broadway, then Arbutus. Total funding for the project, about US$2.3 billion, will be shared by the government of British Columbia, the government of Canada, and the city of Vancouver.”

Cass Scenic Railroad Working with WVDOT to Replace Bridge

CHARLESTON, WV – The Cass Scenic Railroad has been a popular attraction for rail enthusiasts and the general public since it opened in 1963. A portion of the railroad, the line between Cass and Durbin, has not been used since 1985 when the Trout Run Bridge was washed away by a flood.

APTA Says Almost All North American Transit Agencies Face Worker Shortage

Worker shortages have affected nearly every sector of the North American economy during the past year, and the American Public Transportation Association recently released a study that shows the transit industry is no exception.

Michael Baker International Chosen by CSX to Help Run Virginia Rail Initiative

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, announced that the firm has been selected by CSX Transportation (CSXT) to lead program and construction management for significant rail enhancement projects as part the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative.

Chicago Transit Authority Partners with City to Serve Unsheltered Riders

As part of its continued efforts to provide a welcoming environment for all customers, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) this week entered into an agreement with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) for additional outreach and support services to be provided to riders who are unsheltered, as well as those grappling with mental health and substance abuse.

New underpass has been installed at Hurontario and QEW

After 55 hours of around the clock work, the Hazel McCallion Line has reached a new milestone.

OCTA Performing Emergency Stabilization Work

RT&S has reported extensively on the bluff failures at Del Mar and San Clemente during the past year. Now, the Orange County Transportation Authority and its contractor have begun construction activities to stabilize the railroad track through southern San Clemente, work that is expected to be completed in February.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit Reopens Tunnel

Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus and light rail vehicles will resume regular operations through the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel on Saturday, Nov. 19, for the first time since a $14.1 million electrical system upgrade project began more than two years ago.

Watch: Metrolinx Progress Report on Davenport Diamond

Huge strides on Davenport Diamond Guideway continue. Flyover video in this article gives viewers a unique view.

Silver Line Extension Gets Green Light from WMSC

The Washington Metro Safety Commission concurs – Silver Line Extension ready.