Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Monday, 07 December 2015 16:35

HART completes five miles of guideway

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) ¬completed five miles of guideway for Oahu's rail transit system, which accounts for 25 percent of the project's elevated guideway work for the 20-mile system.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), awarded $148,500 in grants to eight rail transit agencies in seven states for public awareness and safety education projects.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transpiration Authority's (SEPTA) proposed extension of the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia (KOP) will result in the addition of 17,000–29,000 new employees in King of Prussia over 20 years, according to new analysis released by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Econsult Solutions, Inc.

Valley Metro has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Stephen Banta and placed him on administrative leave, effective immediately.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada's (TSB) investigation into the September 2013 collision between an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train in Ottawa, Ontario, identified numerous contributory factors including company practices, work-related driving distractions, speed, the configuration of the Transitway and bus crashworthiness.

Valley Metro's South Central light-rail extension in Phoenix, Ariz., has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) into the Project Development phase of the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program. This marks the first step in receiving federal project approval under the CIG program and, ultimately, eligibility for federal construction funds.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:52

Apache Railway sold

The 98-year-old Apache Railway Company, a shortline railroad operating in Navajo County, Ariz., has been purchased by an entity formed by Aztec Land and Cattle Company Limited and related entities.

The Oregon Department of Transportation has received 78 applications requesting a total of $91,551,136 for the next round of ConnectOregon funding.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:49

RTD adds power to lines for Eagle P3 Project

As part of the Eagle P3 Project, Denver's Regional Transit District and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners have the power lines turned on along the Gold (G) Line between Union Station and the Wheat Ridge - Ward Station and on the Northwest Rail (B) Line to Westminster for testing.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 13:42

PANYNJ budget released

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) released its proposed $3-billion Operating Budget that funds critical planning for future growth. The agency also posted a $3.5-billion Capital Budget that funds critical state-of-good-repair to existing transportation facilities and new infrastructure that is needed to sustain and accelerate growth and enhance the overall customer experience.

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