Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), says that its tunnel boring machine (TBM) Big Alma has launched, joining her twin Mom Chung to construct the two Central Subway tunnels.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division has made crossing safety improvements at intersections in Monroe and West End and has scheduled a meeting to discuss crossing closure.

Michael Baker Jr., Inc., has been awarded a two-year, multimillion-dollar contract to provide construction management and construction inspection (CM/CI) services for the expansion of Norfolk Southern's Rutherford Intermodal Facility near Harrisburg, Pa., which will double the capacity of the current facility.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 13:45

SMART awards design-build contract

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has selected Shimmick Construction Company as the design-build contractor for its next major construction contract.

With the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure moving to organize a mark-up on the rail reauthorization before Congress adjourns for the year, the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) and Midwest High Speed Rail Association are making recommendations.

Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) unveiled the design renderings for the new 95th Street Red Line station, a project to modernize transit and promote economic opportunity on Chicago's South Side.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:51

MTA continues Sandy resiliency work on all fronts

Despite a historic level of repair work throughout the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's network of tracks, tunnels and under-river tubes, the authority said that effects of Superstorm Sandy will be felt for years to come.

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded a $61,325-grant to Metrolink for a year-long Public Safety Awareness on Railroads campaign.

The city of Bel Aire, Kan., has been awarded a funding package from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to construct a rail siding in the Bel Aire Sunflower Commerce Park.

A bipartisan coalition of 10 senators introduced legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation's outdated infrastructure, including rail.

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