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MBTA operating budget continues path towards fiscal responsibility
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) adopted a Fiscal Year 2018 MBTA operating budget.
Amtrak prioritizes Penn Station improvement initiatives
Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman detailed several initiatives aimed at strengthening the infrastructure and operations at New York Penn Station. The initiatives include four bullet points that include an infrastructure renewal program; a passenger concourse...
MTA Board votes to accept environmental study for LIRR expansion
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board voted to accept the findings of the year-long environmental study for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project, one of New York's most significant efforts to increase capacity...
MBTA plan will speed system upgrades
The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations into a State of Good Repair from 15 years from the...
Durham-Orange light rail plan approved
Commissioners in Durham County, N.C., approved an updated transit plan and cost sharing agreement for the Durham-Orange LRT line on April 24, taking the project a step closer to a federal funding application. The 28.5km (17.7...
CTA announces plans to revitalize Cottage Grove Green Line station
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced conceptual plans to revitalize and renovate the CTA's Cottage Grove Green Line station and the surrounding area. The mayor was joined by U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R....
Gibson joins WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Thomas Gibson Vice President and Western Regional Manager of its Transit and Rail practice, based in Sacramento. Gibson is responsible for technical and operational management, project delivery, staff acquisition...
BART welcomes first Latino Chief of Police Carlos Rojas
Carlos Rojas has been named chief of police for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). Rojas brings 27 years of extensive experience and leadership in community policing. Rojas comes to BART from the Santa Ana Police Department,...
Metra, Union Pacific break ground on UP West Line track project
Metra and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) joined state, county and local officials and members of the community in Maywood, Ill. to break ground on a $100-million project to remove two critical bottlenecks along the UP...
California High-Speed Rail Authority announces executive transition
After five years of service for the California High-Speed Rail Authority Chief Executive Officer Jeff Morales announced that he will step down from his position early this summer after the Board of Directors is expected...
CTA to renovate historic Quincy Station, add accessibility and modernize
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. announced the beginning of a major project to renovate the historic Quincy Loop station. CTA says the project will make the 120-year-old station...
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