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FTA gives environmental clearance to Valley Metro’s South Central LRT extension Valley Metro may begin final design work on the planned South Central Light Rail Extension after securing a key federal approval.

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a letter declaring its support for Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) first modern streetcar this week, enabling the project to begin the engineering phase.     Representatives say the FTA’s review of...
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Valley Metro may begin final design work on the planned South Central Light Rail Extension after securing a key federal approval. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the...
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METRORail celebrated Jan. 9 the first passenger rail ride across its recently completed Harrisburg Overpass.      As of Jan. 11, Green Line riders can use the overpass to connect to the Magnolia Park Transit Center, and METRORail...
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The Chicago Transit Authority is moving forward with the Garfield Gateway project, through which the transit agency plans to make major enhancements to its Garfield Green Line station.     The CTA says the project aims to develop...
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a proposal to invest $120 million in “state-of-the-art” improvements at 16 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stations and efforts to bolster system connectivity with the addition of a terminal at...

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Caltrain has announced that its board of directors last week approved the agency’s plans to develop a mobile ticketing application.     The Caltrain board of directors approved an estimated budget of $643,733 at Caltrain’s monthly meeting for...
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The metropolitan planning organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), has chosen the Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) consulting firm to carry out a high-speed rail station area...
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has received a commitment of approximately $1.07 billion in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support phase one of its Red and...
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Transdev has named Luke McCaul as general manager of Cincinnati Bell Connector operations. He began in his new role Jan. 4, replacing Interim General Manager Mark Young.     McCaul brings more than 15 years of experience based...
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Amtrak has announced a series of changes to its management and organizational structure intended to enhance the organization’s effectiveness, improve customer service and prepare for a competitive future.     Amtrak says President and CEO Wick Moorman has...