Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) awarded 17 technical assistance grants to implement smart growth principles of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan.

Amtrak and 19 state transportation departments and other entities have negotiated contracts to increase state control and funding of 28 current passenger rail routes.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:26

Crosstie replacement begins along COASTER route

North County Transit District (NCTD) in San Diego, Calif., began a $2 million crosstie replacement project on the coastal rail corridor used for passenger rail service October 7. The project is expected to be completed by November 24.

Tunnel construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit system in Ottawa, ON, Canada, has begun.

After signing the construction contract for the first 29 miles of high-speed rail from Madera to Fresno, Calif., the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) called for contractors to submit their qualifications to bid on the next 60-mile phase of construction from Fresno south to the Tulare-Kern County line near Bakersfield.

Improvements to the open stream channel and removal of years of sediment have tamed the Sing Sing Creek, which flows under the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Ossining, N.Y., and empties into the Hudson River.

Construction is moving swiftly as Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) moves forward on a $53 million, 42.5-acre intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) at Port Everglades that will be used to transfer domestic and international shipping containers between ship and rail beginning in mid 2014.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has temporarily suspended work on two transit studies and is reviewing its operations for other potentially impacted services as a result of the shutdown by the federal government.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:24

X Train, city of Fullerton extend MOU

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), entered into an agreement with the city of Fullerton, Calif., to extend its previous Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Indiana assembled a Blue Ribbon Panel to plan the next generation of transportation infrastructure in the state. Gov. Mike Pence made this announcement at the 2013 Indiana Logistics Summit recently.

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