USA: Major construction work on the 14·6 km Foothill Gold Line extension of Los Angeles’ L Line light rail route was launched on July 10.
CANADA: Calgary Transit has rolled out Masabi’s My Fare contactless mobile ticketing platform across its network, following a pilot project on four routes.
USA: Customers of transport operators which use Cubic Transportation Systems’ TouchPass digital ‘fare collection as a service’ platform will be able to add stored value to their ticketing accounts at local shops under a partnership agreement with payments technology company InComm.
USA: Seattle’s Sound Transit has selected the South County Transit Partners joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business to provide project management services for the design and construction of the Federal Way Link Extension light rail project.
USA: The long-awaited extension of San Francisco’s BART metro network to Santa Clara County was opened for passenger service on June 13, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony the previous day.
CANADA: A phased approach to building the 20 km light rail Green Line was approved by Calgary City Council on June 16.