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MBTA GM DePaola to retire Frank DePaola, who has served as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30.

ctc-pulls-delays-more-than-53-million-in-rail-project-funds
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending on May 18.   These cuts are...
final-approval-for-mta’s-five-year-capital-program-gained
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.   The $27-billion 2015-19 MTA Capital Program received final approval from the Capital Plan...
mbta-gm-depaola-to-retire
Frank DePaola, who has served as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30.   Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked...
trimet-completes-1st-avenue-trackwork
TriMet has completed the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements Project, which rejuvenated a section of the original MAX alignment.   The project was the biggest rail replacement project in MAX history and will increase reliability and make for...
lacmta-opens-phase-2-of-expo-line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) began service May 20 on Phase 2 of the Expo Line project.   The project is a 6.6-mile extension of the LACMTA rail system west from the Culver City station...

wmata-releases-final-safetrack-plan
The Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) released the final SafeTrack plan – a maintenance effort that will accelerate three years worth of work into approximately one year.   The plan significantly expands maintenance time on weekends, weeknights...
Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has hired Clay Bunting as deputy director, where he will further develop its growing range of safety technology for track workers and track inspection technology.   Bunting spent the past...
feis-published-for-twin-cities’-southwest-lrt-project
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final environmental document on the Southwest Light-Rail Project, marking a major step closer to realization of the $1.79 billion project.   The Final Environmental Impact Statement's (FEIS) publication comes after...
bart-to-install-noise-dampening-equipment
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking steps to quiet one of its loudest stretches of track with the purchase of custom-made rail dampers.   On Thursday, May 12, 2016, the BART Board of Directors approved the...
fta-to-wmata-here-are-the-three-priority-locations-for-improvements
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) sent a letter to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) calling for immediate repairs to three locations FTA deemed high risks for smoke and fire incidents on the Metrorail system.   The...