Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Kansas City streetcar proposal has received funds from the Mid-America Regional Council's (MARC) Board of Directors totaling $ 17.7 million.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Dakota Southern Railway Company are wrapping up a two-year, $28-million rehabilitation project on the state-owned, shortline rail system between Mitchell and Chamberlain.

Seattle, Wash., has secured funding to plan and design the First Hill Streetcar line's Broadway Extension.

A Kansas State University-led research project is helping high-speed rail systems handle the stress of freezing and thawing weather conditions.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:05

GCRTA tunnel project to begin in November

On November 27, Ohio's Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will begin work on restoration of the Red Line rail tunnel under Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL, in a joint venture, received a seven-year, $75.5 million contract from Sound Transit of Seattle, Wash. for the Northgate Link Extension Project.

Another early works construction contract for the Evergreen Line in British Columbia, Canada, has been awarded to Surrey, B.C.-based Hans Demolition and Excavating.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:57

UTU agreements ratified on Gary Railway

United Transportation Union-represented yardmen, hostlers and yardmasters employed by Gary Railway and members of UTU Local 1383 have ratified separate six-year agreements.

The $16.1-million Illinois Jobs Now! grade separation project in Galesburg, Ill., is now complete. The new grade separation eliminates the at-grade crossing along Main Street and creates a new overpass spanning from east of Academy Street to west of Garfield Avenue and over BNSF tracks.

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a $400,000 grant to study future expansion and improvements to New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR).

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