Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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Monday, 16 September 2013 13:03

Chicago goes through LOOP therapy

CTA and its contractors work to overhaul 30-year-old track components in the heart of one of North America's largest cities.

The Washington State Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop the construction of East Link light rail across Lake Washington on I-90.

Joseph Casey, general manager of The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), said that without an infusion of funding for a backlog of critical state of good repair projects, the authority will have to significantly shrink the transit system over the next 10 years, including major reductions in rail service.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) said the Oakland Airport Connector (Connector) project is on time, on budget and will be complete one year from now.

BNSF's Nebraska property will see an estimated $110 million in maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in 2013.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 11:49

FRA issues FONSI for NLX rail project

The Northern Lights Express (NLX), a proposed intercity passenger service between Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn., may proceed to preliminary engineering after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the Tier 1 Service Level Environmental Assessment.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 11:48

Honolulu rail construction to resume September 16

The Honolulu City Council passed resolutions granting Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) the special management area use and shoreline setback variance permits required to resume rail construction.

A $9.7 million project to add freight railroad mobility and relieve congestion for the commuting public in the Chicago region has been completed in Blue Island, Ill.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a Notice to Proceed to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors for the Crenshaw/LAX Line.

Bryan Mulqueen, the national manager of Gannett Fleming's Transit & Rail Practice, has taken on added responsibility for Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (GFT&RS), along with the operations of the firm's Transit and Rail Practice in the northeast United States.

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