Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board of Directors approved the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light-rail project from Azusa to Montclair, Calif., as well as certified the Final Environmental Impact Report.

In Georgia, the Atlanta Streetcar project received its first delivery of track on Edgewood Avenue. Crews lowered seven sections of rail into the trackbed near the intersection of Bell Street and Edgewood Avenue and will continue the installation east along Edgewood Avenue towards Jackson Street.

The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) has eliminated 54 positions as part of a major corporate restructuring effort, due to a $45-million negative swing in finances from 2011 until now.

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), which owns and operates California's Caltrain, adopted an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA).

The Federal Transit Administration issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Baltimore, Md., Red Line project, which will expand the region's transit network for the first time since the early 1990s.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has allocated nearly $390 million in FY 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act funds to reimburse the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).

U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced the Multimodal Opportunities via Enhanced (MOVE) Freight Act of 2013 on March 5.

BioNitrogen Corporation, a cleantech company that builds environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, has begun engineering design for construction on a railroad spur in Hardee County, Fla., where the first BioNitrogen urea fertilizer plant will be built.

In Toronto, ON, Canada, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain a new maintenance facility for GO Transit.

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