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USDOT puts Caltrain grant on hold A $647-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for Caltrain's Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) has been deferred until the Trump Administration develops a budget for Fiscal Year 2018.

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Ottawa's planned Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project is expanding its scope with a proposal that would extend the project to the west, south and east. Stakeholders also explained a recommended procurement model for the...
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A $647-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for Caltrain's Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) has been deferred until the Trump Administration develops a budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Caltrain says electrification would be "the most transformative...
panynj-board-approves-largest-capital-plan-in-history
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a $32.3 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Feb. 16. It is the largest capital plan in agency history and $29.5 billion in...
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The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S. Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman urged a hearing...
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The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.   The list represents more than $100 billion worth of investment and encompasses...

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has issued a Request for Proposals for preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport. The planned AirTrain is part...
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Biloxi, Miss., is considering the closure of six out of the city's 29 crossings to accommodate road extensions and is working with CSX to identify the best options. "We share a commitment to safer rail traffic...
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The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017.   The program is down approximately 11 percent, $400 million, from the Class 1's 2016 capital plan of $3.5 billion. "The 2017 capital...
aar-estimates-freight-railroads-will-spend-22-billion-on-capital-programs-in-2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs.   AAR says the private investment will go toward maintaining and upgrading the nation's rail network...
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A bill that would make the shortline maintenance tax credit permanent was introduced to the House of Representatives during the evening of Jan. 30.   The Building Rail Access for Customers and the Economy (BRACE) Act, H.R....

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