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Canada provides funds to advance planning of Yonge Subway extension The planned extension of Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge Subway north to the York Region received a CA$36-million (US$27.18 million) infusion from the government of Canada to advance planning preliminary engineering.

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Two pieces of legislation, one introduced in California and the other in New York, aim to support transit funding for Caltrain and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) cites delays...
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A legal victory could help get Maryland's Purple Line light rail project back on track after a federal judge dismissed environmental claims in a lawsuit that has blocked the project since August 2016. The $2.4-billion 16-mile...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo advanced legislation that would give the state majority control of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), citing the transit agency's "state of crisis." New York state has six seats on the MTA...
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An expanded West End Concourse, the first phase of the modernization and transformation of New York Penn Station, is open. The new concourse will provide direct access to 17 of the station's 21 tracks, will connect...
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A state senator from Massachusetts is tapping into a mode of public communication not seen since last century: The whistle-stop tour (but by car). Sen. Eric Lesser (D-1-Hampden & Hampshire) went on the tour to rally...

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by April 15, 2019, otherwise they...
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A financial agreement has been reached between all partners involved in the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex redevelopment project to transform New York City's James A Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub.   "Fifty years after the...
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After a months-long closure for rehabilitation, two 100-year-old subway stations on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) 3 line in Brooklyn reopened for service June 19. MTA says the work performed on the Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and...
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A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued for the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Amtrak released the FONSI, which determined the best...
canada-provides-funds-to-advance-planning-of-yonge-subway-extension
The planned extension of Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge Subway north to the York Region received a CA$36-million (US$27.18 million) infusion from the government of Canada to advance planning preliminary engineering. The proposed 7.4-km (4.6-mile) extension would...

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