Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Charlotte, N.C., has received $18 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand the LYNX Blue Line.

On Friday, September 28, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in California will break ground on the Mission/Warren Area Improvements Project (MW Project).

Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:54

Rehabbed CTA Thorndale Red Line Station to open

On September 28, Chicago Transit Authority will reopen the doors of a cleaner, brighter and renewed Thorndale Red Line station to customers and the Edgewater community.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors approved a $1.07 billion budget for fiscal year 2013 that supports expanded Orange and Blue Lines, as well as the continued construction towards a direct rail connection to DFW Airport in 2014.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:52

UP makes operating department changes

Union Pacific made operating department changes, which will be effective October 1.

New projections show that in Texas, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority's TEX Rail will reach an average daily ridership of 18,100 by 2035, up 1,500 since the T's commuter rail project was approved to enter preliminary engineering by the Federal Transit Administration in March, 2012.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:30

ARRC washout repair going better than expected

Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) track repair crews have made better-than-expected progress in repairing a major washout that has left 500 feet of the mainline track dangling just south of Gold Creek (ARRC Milepost 261, about 35 miles north of Talkeetna).

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:28

Amtrak testing higher speeds along NEC

Beginning September 24 and continuing into next week, Amtrak plans to operate high-speed test trains at 165 mph in four areas covering more than 100 miles of the Northeast Corridor.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors appointed Beverly Scott as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and MassDOT Rail and Transit Division Administrator. A 30-year transportation veteran, Scott will be the first female general manager of the MBTA.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012 12:25

TTCI adds NYCT's Bianco to board

Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Board of Directors elected Carmen Bianco, senior vice president, Department of Subways, New York City Transit, as a new board member.

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