Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, editor

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San Francisco area voters will decide the fate of Measure RR, a $3.5-billion ballot initiative, in November that would fund upgrades to Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) aging systems.

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $5.1 million to two rail projects in Illinois and South Dakota.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx joined Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) for a tour of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the Port of Portland on Oct. 3.

New Jersey officials announced an agreement on Sept. 30, reauthorizing the state's Transportation Trust Fund at $2 billion a year for the next eight years.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:53

Met Council approves Blue Line review

The Metropolitan Council (Met Council) approved the Blue Line Extension Light-Rail project's final scope and budget and the project's environmental reviews are now complete.

Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:10

Montana rail spur receives EDA funds

The Lincoln County Port Authority in Libby, Mont., received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a planned rail spur.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded seven grants totaling more than $2.2 million as part of the 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP).

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a major overhaul of two PATH tunnels damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

A new piece of legislation, S. 3379, the Surface Transportation and Maritime Security Act, aims to shore up holes found in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) approach to transportation safety.

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