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Proposed Great Lakes Basin Rail line files new preferred route Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT), submitted a new route for the proposed rail project that is 21 miles shorter and avoids Boone County, Ill., where it faced strong opposition.

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The Metropolitan Council (Met Council) approved the Blue Line Extension Light-Rail project's final scope and budget and the project's environmental reviews are now complete. The project, also known as the Bottineau LRT, he Blue Line Extension...
proposed-great-lakes-basin-rail-line-files-new-preferred-route
Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT), submitted a new route for the proposed rail project that is 21 miles shorter and avoids Boone County, Ill., where it faced strong opposition. The new route was included in...
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Federal funding to support the reintroduction of passenger rail between Chicago and the Quad Cities area has been preserved with an extension agreement. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) confirmed that the Illinois Department of Transportation and...
feds-sign-off-on-metro-blue-line-extension-environmental-review
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given its approval to the Metro Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project's environmental review. "The completion of the federal environmental review is an important milestone for the Blue Line...
lacmta-wants-to-accelerate-rail-to-west-hollywood
West Hollywood would see rail service become a reality through an accelerated schedule per a letter from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to the city. On Friday, Sept. 16, LACMTA CEO Phil Washington outlined...

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Metra, which serves the suburbs of the Chicagoland area, has reduced its 2017 operating budget by incorporating $5.3 million in savings and operating efficiencies. "This announcement is just one more demonstration of our commitment to finding...
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Georgetown Rail Equipment’s (GREX) Aurora Xi has been recognized as the only rail industry finalist for two R&D 100 Awards, which some call the “Oscars of invention.”   The awards recognize the 100 most innovative technologies and...
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) reopened two stations—the Saratoga Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue 3 line stations—Sept. 19 as the projects draw closer to completion.   Both of the newly reopened stations had been...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) committed $1 billion toward the construction of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Blue Line Trolley extension.   SANDAG said the 10.92-mile light-rail extension, referred to locally...
Danella Rental Systems has welcomed Matthew Harbison to the company under the role of business development manager for the Western North America territory.   Having spent 13 years in the rail industry, Harbison recently served a sales...