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FWTA gets greenlight to start TEX Rail construction The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) for TEX Rail, which means that construction for the 27-mile commuter rail can break ground next month.

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The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) for TEX Rail, which means that construction for the 27-mile commuter rail can break ground next...
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Mike Wiley plans to accelerate his retirement date from December 2016 up to August 1, 2016, when Henry Li takes over the position.   In...
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The Sound Transit Board has capped three and a half years of discussion and public input by unanimously voting to send voters a final Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure for consideration in November. The...
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Mark Gottlieb joined federal, state and local officials and partners June 22 to celebrate the completion of the $22-million reconstruction of the train passenger concourse at the Milwaukee Intermodal...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) named Joseph Leader as the new chief operating officer (COO) in charge of rail, bus and paratransit services, effective August 1.   Leader has 30 years in transportation operations and recently...

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Ontario has proposed four new GO Train stations along the Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program.   The proposed stations would appear in the areas of Bloor and...
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The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, have signed the final financial documents on the $5.6-billion Purple Line Public-Private Partnership (P3) contract.   This allows Purple Line Transit...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will perform power, track and station improvements during its Trolley Tunnel Blitz July 8 through July 10, temporarily suspending trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36.   This is the fourth...
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Metro-North Railroad has received an award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), known as the Gold Award for Safety, which was given to the railroad for developing a state-of-the art employee protection system that...
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The Canadian government says it remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities and help grow the economy.   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Columbia Premier...