Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has allocated nearly $650 million in transportation investments for Prince George's County, including $280 million for design work and land acquisition for the proposed Purple Line light rail transit project.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and he California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is holding a series of four public meetings to provide information and seek comment on a proposed new transportation corridor linking Palmdale and Victorville called the High Desert Corridor (HDC).

Phoenix's Valley Metro and Valley Metro Rail has elected new board officers for FY 13-14.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization at three highway-rail grade crossings in Licking, Stark and Wood counties.

Canadian National will start serving a new frac sand terminal north of Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, starting in November 2013.

Monday, 08 July 2013 13:12

NRC launches scholarship program

The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) has made scholarships available for tuition assistance to children or grandchildren of NRC members.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will temporarily close the Kimball Brown Line station for nine days beginning early Saturday, July 13, to allow crews to replace track and rail system components that are 50 years old and beyond their useful life.

The first weekend in July saw crews making repairs to the Greenpoint G Tube as Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit launched the Fix & Fortify initiative to repair and strengthen portions of the system damaged in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 12 states for a variety of rail safety public education projects and public service announcements.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has finalized a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2011 grant for the Port of Northern Montana Multimodal Hub Center in Shelby, Mont.

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