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ottawa-extends-rtg-contract-for-stage-2-lrt
June 28, 2017
The city of Ottawa and Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG) have extended existing contractual arrangements under a new agreement for Stage 2 of the Confederation Line.
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June 28, 2017
The Federal Railroad Administration has named public relations practitioner Heath Hall as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator, a post that does not require Senate confirmation.
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June 28, 2017
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Alene Tchourumoff to serve as chair of the Metropolitan Council.
calgary-green-line-approved-by-city-council
June 28, 2017
Calgary city council has approved the final alignment and 28 station locations for Calgary's 46km (28.58-mile) Green Line project, the first phase of which is estimated to cost around CA$4.65 billion (US$ 3.39 billion).
faster-trains-to-o’hare-could-depend-on-a-boring-plan
June 27, 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has long sought a way to get trains between downtown and O'Hare airport more quickly and he may have found a new option: Elon Musk's tunneling concept.

virginia-commonwealth-transportation-board-approves-six-year-improvement-program
June 27, 2017
The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved the latest Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) for the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).
anderson-former-airline-ceo-to-succeed-moorman-at-amtrak
June 27, 2017
Amtrak has named longtime aviation executive Richard Anderson as its president and chief executive officer, effective July 12.
canadian-government-pledges-ca333m-to-finch-west-lrt-project
June 26, 2017
The planned Finch West Light Rail Transit project in Toronto, ON, Canada, secured a CA$333-million (US$251.4-million) federal funding commitment under the Building Canada Fund.
elevated-lrt-alignment-to-be-studied-for-sound-transit-extension
June 26, 2017
Sound Transit will study an option to elevate the planned extension of light rail to downtown Redmond per a directive from the transit agency's board.
mta-begins-m-line-repairs-july-1
June 26, 2017
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the $163 million project to rebuild and improve the reliability of century-old sections of the M line will begin on July 1.

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