Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Denver, Colo., Regional Transportation District Board of Directors formally approved a current snapshot for implementing the FasTracks program with existing revenues as part of the Denver Regional Council of Government's Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). RTD, the Colorado Department of Transportation and all the cities and counties in the region must identify the transportation projects that can be completed within the DRCOG 2035 plan to enable the region to continue receiving federal funding.

California's Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's contractor Skanska Shimmick Herzog (SSH), a Joint Venture with LAN/T.Y. Lin, will begin the demolition of existing buildings at the future Milpitas Bay Area Rapid Transit Station located at the southeast corner of Montague Expressway and Capitol Avenue.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:05

UP to rebuild Shermer Road bridge

Union Pacific plans to replace the current berm/rail system on Shermer Road south of Willow Road in Glenview, Ill., with a permanent bridge. It is expected to be rebuilt within two years.

In the San Francisco Bay-area, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley Project was allocated $40 million in Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) funding by the California Transportation Commission (CTC).

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York has submitted its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and insurance claims to recover the $65 million in losses it suffered due to flood and wind damage to the regional transit infrastructure related to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the region on August 28, 2011.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:54

Knowledge Corridor construction advances

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray recently joined Congressman John Olver, Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke for a first look at the potential site of the upcoming Holyoke Passenger Rail platform, signifying that construction is now underway to restore passenger rail service along the Connecticut River rail line, known as the Knowledge Corridor.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 11:52

PHW awarded largest ever contract

Invensys Rail's PHW subsidiary has been awarded a sub-contract to install a microprocessor-based PTC system onboard all of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's transit rail vehicles.

The Federal Railroad Administration's Draft State Rail Plan Guidance, which was announced in the Federal Register on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, provides an explanation of the proposed process to be followed in developing state rail plans.

Monday, 27 August 2012 12:30

KCS to expand supplier diversity program

As part of a continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Kansas City Southern recently expanded the scope of its U.S. Supplier Diversity Program Initiative (SDPI) for suppliers, contractors and professional service providers to include small businesses, as well as disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses.

Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Freight Policy Council formed

U.S. Department of Transportation formed the Freight Policy Council, which it says will focus on improving the condition and performance of the national freight network to better ensure the ability of the United States to compete in today's global economy. The council will develop a national intermodal plan for improving the efficiency of freight movement and will work with states to encourage development of a forward-looking state freight strategy.

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