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Expo Line Phase 2 is first transit to receive ‘green’ certification The Expo Line Phase 2 Extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).

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The Expo Line Phase 2 Extension has become the first transit project to receive Envision™ Platinum certification from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).   Representatives of the construction and development firm Skanska, which was part of...
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The Port Authority of Allegheny County has announced that crews successfully completed the six-month rail replacement project along the Red Line and the transit agency will resume service between the Fallowfield and Potomac stations Oct....
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The Metropolitan Council (Met Council) approved the Blue Line Extension Light-Rail project's final scope and budget and the project's environmental reviews are now complete. The project, also known as the Bottineau LRT, he Blue Line Extension...
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced that its $203 million Wilson Station Reconstruction Project is more than 50 percent complete.   The transit agency will begin the third phase of construction for the project this week...
Granite Construction, Inc. (GC) has announced that its joint venture (JV) team has been awarded the design-build contract for the Airport Guideway and Stations project by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).   The JV team...

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced the Fitchburg Line’s new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station is set for a partial opening on Friday, Sept. 30.   The line will see a limited number of trains operating...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a major overhaul of two PATH tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. "PATH is a critical lifeline between New Jersey and...
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Sound Transit kicked off light-rail service to Angle Lake this weekend following a dedication ceremony and inaugural train ride sponsored by Alaska Airlines.   Sound Transit received $37.3 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) board has approved contracts to move forward with environmental work and community outreach for its West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSABTC) project.   The board approved contracts with...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected Northern Tree Service, Inc. (NTS) to remove several trees adjacent to its Green Line that transit officials say pose risks due to dead and decaying branches.   MBTA says...