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TriMet operates MAX test train over Tilikum Crossing For the first time, Oregon's TriMet operated an electrified MAX test train on the northern segment of the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project alignment, including Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, on Wed., Jan. 21. A powered Portland Streetcar train also traveled across the bridge during the systems test.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate Budget Committee ranking member, has introduced legislation to rebuild America's crumbling network of roads, bridges and transit systems and other infrastructure projects. The five-year plan would invest $1 trillion...
In Ontario, Canada, the Region of Waterloo voted to exercise a three-year option to extend its existing light-rail transit contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff and WSP.   The CA$818-million (US$1-billion), two-stage project will bring light rail to the...
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a plan to fix Minnesota's aging transportation systems, which would invest $6 billion over the next 10 years to address the state's highway funding deficit, invest $2.356 billion in...
According to a study released by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), mass transit providers in Northeastern Illinois do not receive the funds necessary from federal and state sources to address reinvestment needs.   RTA says this underinvestment...
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For the first time, Oregon's TriMet operated an electrified MAX test train on the northern segment of the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project alignment, including Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, on Wed., Jan....

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Two tunnel boring machines (TBM) digging the western segment of the 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) underground tunnel for Metrolinx's Eglinton Crosstown line, officially reached the half-way point of their journey Jan. 20 as they broke through the...
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have selected Plenary Infrastructure ERMF as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the East Rail Maintenance Facility (ERMF) project. The facility is being built in Whitby to...
As part of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Salt Lake City TRAX Station Tactile Tile Replacements and TRAX Grade Crossing Replacements light-rail project, Oldcastle Precast's Ogden, Utah, facility was contracted to supply 2,400 track feet...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed his "2015 Opportunity Agenda" initiative, which includes a six-point plan outlining his vision to strengthen and modernize New York's infrastructure, including an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport.   LaGuardia Airport is New...
Sound Transit has been approved for a $1.33-billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for construction of the East Link Light Rail Extension Project. The loan will expand the Link system serving the Puget...