Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Southwest Light Rail Transit line in Minnesota took a major step forward to opening in 2018 when the Metropolitan Council authorized preliminary engineering contracts with Kimley-Horn and AECOM.

U.S. Department of Transportation signed an agreement to provide $1.55 billion to the city and county of Honolulu on the island of Oahu to build Hawaii's first-ever rail transit system.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:28

FRA issues ROD for the Chicago-St. Louis HSR

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued two Records of Decisions (ROD) for the Chicago-St. Louis high-speed rail corridor.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:27

WisDOT awards funds to revive freight service

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is contributing more than $17 million toward a rail restoration project in Sheboygan County.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:22

CTA approves 2013 Budget

The Chicago Transit Board unanimously approved the Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) 2013 budget of $1.39 billion, a spending plan that maintains current service levels, freezes base fares and continues investment to modernize and repair infrastructure.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:54

Metro Gold Line Bridge completed

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority completed the Gold Line Bridge, the 584-linear foot sculpture that will serve as the Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 12:52

MetroPlan Orlando approves maglev project

In Orlando, Fla., American Maglev Technology (AMT) has proposed to build, operate and maintain a privately financed fully automatic train system powered by magnetic levitation.

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) was joined by more than 20 local officials in urging Canadian National to allow Chicago-area's commuter railroad Metra to expand service on the Heritage Corridor Line and accommodate at least two additional trains a day.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) staff says it has a strong commitment and desire for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to locate a light-rail station directly at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Houston Metro President and CEO George Greanias plans to resign from his post on December 31, 2012.

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