Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors has authorized a revised contract with URS Energy and Construction, Inc., to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar that sets the total price for its work on the project at $59 million.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed Virginia's Road to the Future, the state's first transportation funding plan approved in 27 years, which will increase funding for Virginia's transit providers by $509 million and provide more than $256 million in funding for intercity passenger rail within the first five years.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:53

VIA Rail releases 2012 Annual Report

VIA Rail Canada has released its 2012 Annual Report to the public. The company's continued commitment to the efficient use of public funds helped bring down the operating deficit for the third year in a row.

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train) elected John McPherson to chairman of the board and George Rebensdorf to director. Former Chairman Gil Lamphere remains on the board as director.

Sound Transit is kicking off the final design process for the East Link light rail extension's Downtown Bellevue segment with an open house to be held May 16 at Bellevue City Hall.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:27

WMATA to perform rebuilding work

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems and more along its system.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Bowen Civil Engineering Inc. (BCE) is now part of Hanson Professional Services Inc., adding expanded civil and transportation engineering, design services and 12 engineering professionals to Hanson's national consulting practice.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is making $21.9 million available to help strengthen public transportation safety for millions of riders and transit workers nationwide.

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's $1.1 billion "Running Tunnels and Underground Structures" contract, the first portion of the $2.1-billion 7 Subway Line Extension Project, will be awarded the 2013 Construction Project of the Year by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

Friday, 10 May 2013 06:39

NS names six to senior management

Norfolk Southern has promoted six in upper management with effective dates of June 1 and July 1.

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