Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Union Pacific plans to invest $9.9 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in Minnesota, enhancing employee, community and customer safety and increasing rail operating efficiency.

The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to include a menu of significant Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transit improvement projects on a Nov. 8 ballot referendum, which if approved would fund many MARTA projects with a half-penny sales tax levy that would raise an estimated $2.5 billion over the next 40 years.

Ontario is extending GO Transit's Lakeshore East rail corridor to offer new GO train service from Oshawa to Bowmanville, extending the GO train network by nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) and building four new stations.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, have signed the final financial documents on the $5.6-billion Purple Line Public-Private Partnership (P3) contract.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will perform power, track and station improvements during its Trolley Tunnel Blitz July 8 through July 10, temporarily suspending trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the commonwealth.

Union Pacific plans to invest $25.8 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructures in Washington state and New Mexico, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Federal, state and local officials officially opened a six-lane roadway underpass at a once-hazardous and congested railroad crossing at Nogales Street north of the Pomona (60) Freeway in California.

Monday, 20 June 2016 15:58

CTA finalizes 95th St. Terminal design

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has finalized a design for the new 95th Street Terminal—a $280-million project to completely rebuild the Red Line South's busiest station to create a safer, more-efficient environment for transit riders.

Metro-North Railroad has received an award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), known as the Gold Award for Safety, which was given to the railroad for developing a state-of-the art employee protection system that other railroads could consider replicating.

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