Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Canadian government says it remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities and help grow the economy.

A revised budget and potential operating fund source has allowed the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) to shelve plans for service cuts in 2017.

HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across the United States.

The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of $874.6 million to Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, for implementation of the Maryland Purple Line.

Union Pacific plans to invest $44.3 million to improve its infrastructure in Wyoming and Utah this year. The company says its multi-million dollar private investments will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Planned work for the first Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) SafeTrack "surge" between Ballston and East Falls Church is at 96 percent complete.

Chicago's Metra started work in June on a project to revitalize its 111th Street/Pullman Station on the Metra Electric Line.

Through Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Ontario has secured an agreement-in-principle with Canadian National that will allow GO Regional Express Rail to be built along the Kitchener GO corridor.

RailPros, an engineering and management firm serving the California rail market, has awarded a program management services contract to CH2M to assist with the development and implementation of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) for the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG).

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:37

FHWA, FTA take on workforce “cliff”

One of the transportation industry's greatest challenges is how can to attract, educate and retain a workforce that has both the skills and the numbers to keep the nation moving.

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