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Met Council shares Kenilworth bridge concepts for Southwest LRT Three bridge concepts presented for the Kenilworth channel crossing on the Minneapolis Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) would reinterpret the existing wooden railroad bridge with new, low-profile structures.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Transportation Reinvention Commission, a group of 24 experts tasked with addressing challenges facing the regional transportation network, released a report that recommends the MTA take significant steps to re-engineer its way...
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Three bridge concepts presented for the Kenilworth channel crossing on the Minneapolis Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension) would reinterpret the existing wooden railroad bridge with new, low-profile structures.  The project designers' concepts feature arches, angled piers...
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is conducting a voluntary safety examination of the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) rail and bus transit system in response to the CTA's formal request for safety collaboration earlier this year. The...
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Just five years into service, the Canada Line in Vancouver, B.C., was recognized for its 200 millionth passenger November 1.   The Canada Line is integrated into the existing transit and SkyTrain network, providing a link between...
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will be performing a major switch renewal and maintenance-related work on the B, Q and F lines in Brooklyn for two consecutive weeks beginning November 21...

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The second tunnel boring machine (TBM) mining Sound Transit light-rail tunnels from the Northgate neighborhood in Seattle, Wash., to the University of Washington launched November 20.   "Northgate Link is expected to be one of the busiest...
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) received $48.5 million in General Excise and Use Tax (GET) surcharge revenue this past quarter for construction of the Honolulu rail project.   The State Department of Taxation notified HART...
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board unanimously approved a balanced $1.44-billion budget for 2015 that freezes fares and improves transit service levels, while continuing historic investment in projects and programs to modernize regional transit and...
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As the season for cold and snowy weather approaches, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is ready for winter operations. NYCT said it is leaning on lessons from the 2013-2014 winter that...
Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh decided to conclude her service as chair in order to focus her energies on her full-time position as president and chief executive officer of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. Haigh...