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Sen. Menendez talks infrastructure priorities with USDOT Secretary-designate Chao U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.

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The Metropolitan Council (Met Council), which serves the Twin Cities, received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to begin engineering on the Blue Line extension. The Blue Line Extension (Bottineau) light-rail extension is scheduled for...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.   Sen. Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate's mass transit...
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Testing will begin along a portion of the Port Defiance Bypass project in Washington state in mid January. While Sound Transit owns the tracks where testing will take place, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)...
panynj-releases-32-billion-10-year-capital-plan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) released its draft 10-year capital plan, which addresses $32 billion worth of projects in New York and New Jersey.   "Hard choices and robust debate led to...
mta-awards-lk-comstock-with-queens-boulevard-line-signaling-contract
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) awarded a $223.3-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the Queens Boulevard Line signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).   The line is one of MTA's busiest; by...

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Reading & Northern Railroad has increased the track speed of its Main Line between Reading, Penn., and Port Clinton to 40 mph. The railroad said this is the first time in 25 years track speeds have...
illinois-law-doubles-fines-for-grade-crossing-warning-scofflaws
Illinois will have the strictest penalties in the nation beginning Jan. 1, 2017 for vehicular offenses associated with attempting to cross railroad tracks after grade-crossing systems have activated.   Metra will double the fines for drivers who...
hart-sets-final-guideway-segment
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) marked a construction milestone on Dec. 23 with the final guideway segment put in place. The segment was installed near Aloha Stadium and completes the nearly 11 miles of...
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The Virginia Avenue Tunnel in Washington, D.C., hosted its first train on Dec. 23., marking the on-time completion of the first phase of the project. The two-phase tunnel project is the final of 61 clearance projects...
create-program-partners-celebrate-opening-of-25th-avenue-grade-separation-project
A new grade separation, part of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program, opened at 25th Avenue over Union Pacific's line in Bellwood, Ill., on Dec. 22.   The $41 million project began in September...