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Canada helps fund GO Transit, SkyTrain station upgrades
 Canada is helping to pay for improvements at two passenger stations in Ontario and British Columbia.

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President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes $3.5 billion to advance the construction or completion of 31 transportation projects in18 states, of which 25 are rail specific. The Federal Transit Agency (FTA) says these projects,...
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer its first-ever Green Bonds to the public in a two-day order period starting February 17.   The bonds are certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international not-for-profit organization that...
National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has appointed Rick Ebersold, president of Herzog Services, Inc., to fill a temporarily open seat on the NRC Board of Directors. The NRC Board unanimously supported the nomination...
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Canada is helping to pay for improvements at two passenger stations in Ontario and British Columbia.   Improvements at the Bloor GO Station in the Toronto, ON, area will make it easier for commuters to take GO...
An Automated People Mover (APM) is a major part of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) upgrade project, which is part of the larger Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).   "LAX is our gateway to the world...

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has developed a plan to engage in detailed community consultation on how to proceed with necessary repairs for the Canarsie Tubes, which carry the L train under the East River...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says explosive housing and job growth occurring along the Brooklyn Queens waterfront are placing ever-increasing demands on the area's roads and public transit. New York City Mayor de...
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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver began off-site "bench testing" in January of train and traffic signals for at-grade crossings on the FasTracks I-225 Rail R Line.   Using actual traffic signal controllers that will be...
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In an action to move major rail, bus and highway projects closer to implementation, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) implemented a strategy to aggressively accelerate projects to help bring them to a...
Michael Burns, who retired as the chief executive officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) in 2014, will take the reins of the Caltrain Modernization Program, which the acengy called the most transformative...