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CTA to begin next phase of Wilson Station modernization in March Starting in March, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin the next construction phase of the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, which will require three-track operations in which southbound Red and Purple Line Express trains share a single track for part of their trips.

Sound Transit set an all-time annual record in 2014 for boardings on its trains and buses. The latest numbers reported reflect an increase of more than eight percent over 2013, bringing average weekday boardings to...
The Massachusetts Department of Transporations(MassDOT) Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as highway administrator and MassDOT's chief operating officer, interim general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), effective...
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Starting in March, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will begin the next construction phase of the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, which will require three-track operations in which southbound Red and Purple Line Express trains share...
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Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has finalized the design for the new station in Hicksville, a $120-million investment meant to revitalize the region's busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and commercial development in the hamlet's...
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M-1 Rail in Detroit, Mich., has released conceptual renderings of the nearly 19,000-square-foot Penske Tech Center facility, where the streetcar's technology systems, vehicles and operations team will be based.   The tech center will be located between...

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Crews in East Kapolei, Hawaii, have completed the first two miles of elevated guideway for the Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART) project.   "Rail construction continues to go gangbusters on the Ewa Plain," said Honolulu Mayor Kirk...
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Feb. 19 was joined by Rep. G.K. Butterfield and Durham, N.C., Mayor William Bell at an event to highlight the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.   The secretary's visit...
On Feb. 18, Sound Transit completed the permanent Tukwila rail station.   The new regional transit hub replaces a temporary structure and offers 390 parking spaces, improved bus access, storage for 80 bicycles and four electric vehicle...
JFK AirTrain in New York has recently increased the number of third rail heaters that are remotely controlled using RailComm technology.   This is part of a multiphase remote heater control project that has allowed JFK AirTrain...
Thirteen organizations in nine states will receive a share of $29 million in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Innovative Safety, Resiliency and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Demonstration funding opportunity.   FTA says the...