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PANYNJ approves eight-year plan to overhaul Sandy-damaged tunnels The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a major overhaul of two PATH tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky announced this week that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the West Lake Corridor (WLC) extension of the South Shore Line (SSL) expansion the green...
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The Expo Line Phase 2 Extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).   Representatives of the construction and development firm Skanska, which was part of...
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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $1.595 billion infrastructure plan Sept. 27 to develop a new train hall serving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Amtrak.   Gov. Cuomo’s plan...
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Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines. The agency, which provides passenger rail service in the Chicago area,...
Granite Construction, Inc. (GC) has announced that its joint venture (JV) team has been awarded the design-build contract for the Airport Guideway and Stations project by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).   The JV team...

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the Fitchburg Line’s new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station is set for a partial opening on Friday, Sept. 30.   The line will see a limited number of trains operating...
panynj-approves-eight-year-plan-to-overhaul-sandy-damaged-tunnels
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a major overhaul of two PATH tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. "PATH is a critical lifeline between New Jersey and...
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Sound Transit kicked off light-rail service to Angle Lake this weekend following a dedication ceremony and inaugural train ride sponsored by Alaska Airlines.   Sound Transit received $37.3 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...
lacmta-to-begin-environmental-process-for-west-santa-ana-branch-line
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) board has approved contracts to move forward with environmental work and community outreach for its West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSABTC) project.   The board approved contracts with...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected Northern Tree Service, Inc. (NTS) to remove several trees adjacent to its Green Line that transit officials say pose risks due to dead and decaying branches.   MBTA says...