Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:54

Additional funds to aid WMATA's strategic plan

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has received an increased capital commitment of $75 million by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, to reduce crowding and add system capacity.

Canadian National is reaching out to municipalities along its North American rail network to review its safety practices, share relevant information on dangerous goods traffic and discuss emergency response planning.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and the city of Charlotte received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to enter project development for Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line.

Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:44

Houston METRO names Lambert as president/CEO

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) has named Tom Lambert president and chief executive officer. Lambert has been acting in the role on an interim basis for more than a year.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:59

PennDOT Oks funds for 33 freight rail projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has approved $34.7 million in funds for 33 freight rail projects across the state which will create more than 43,000 jobs.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved the Triangle Transit's request to enter project development on the 17-mile, $1.34-billion Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.

CSX's J&L Tunnel Modification Project in Pittsburgh, Pa., has won the Project of the Year Award from the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and the Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA), recognizing the project's safe completion, sustainability, cost-effectiveness and community benefits.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has issued two draft reports summarizing the feasibility of high-speed transit systems in both the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor and I-25 Front Range Corridor.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) received five qualified bids for the next 60-mile phase of high-speed rail construction from Fresno to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield, which will be worth $1.5 to $2 billion.

Phase 1 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is facing another delay after the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) stated that "the contractor has not yet met the contract requirements for substantial completion."

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