Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Great Lakes Basin Transportation, Inc. (GLBT), submitted a new route for the proposed rail project that is 21 miles shorter and avoids Boone County, Ill., where it faced strong opposition.

Federal funding to support the reintroduction of passenger rail between Chicago and the Quad Cities area has been preserved with an extension agreement.

"Save the rainforest" is not a mantra embraced by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) maintenance crews. Their "rainforest" is a nickname bestowed on the miles of underground track in downtown San Francisco that have developed problematic water intrusion issues following more than 40 years of use.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given its approval to the Metro Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project's environmental review.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:29

LACMTA wants to accelerate rail to West Hollywood

West Hollywood would see rail service become a reality through an accelerated schedule per a letter from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to the city.

It's been one year since Norfolk Southern purchased the Delaware & Hudson Railway Co.'s (D&H) line between Sunbury, Pa., and Schenectady, N.Y.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:17

Metra cuts 2017 operating budget

Metra, which serves the suburbs of the Chicagoland area, has reduced its 2017 operating budget by incorporating $5.3 million in savings and operating efficiencies.

The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority broke ground on its 16th grade separation project Sept. 16.

Friday, 16 September 2016 12:04

Georgia Ports Authority betting big on rail

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch detailed a new strategic rail initiative, GPA's Mid-American Arc, and said bigger ships, deeper water and expanded rail are converging to make GPA a powerhouse across the Southeast and Midwest during the annual Savannah State of the Port address.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx are moving forward with the procurement process to build four GO rail stations and a rail tunnel to support Go Regional Express Rail (RER).

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