The $1.25-billion FY 2011
budget and updated 20-year financial plan approved by the Dallas Area Rapid
Transit (DART) Board of Directors supports the doubling of DART Rail to 90 miles.
The FY 2010 budget was $1.6 billion. The decrease is primarily due to a lower
capital budget, largely the result of the completion of the Green Line this
The Chicago Transit
Authority is preparing the next phase of its move toward an open fare payment
system that could introduce the use of contactless credit cards, debit cards
and prepaid cards to ride the system.
CTA is issuing a Request for Proposal today on the design,
implementation, and operation of an open fare collection system.
A long-term commitment is
needed to help freight and passenger rail accommodate future U.S. economic and
population growth. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced
these findings of a new report, Moving Forward: A Progress Report, that updates
the U.S. Department of Transportation's efforts to develop a first-ever
comprehensive National Rail Plan (NRP).
Transportation experts will
take a closer look at realigning the railroad through North Pole, Alaska, thanks
to nearly $1 million in federal funding announced Sept. 27, the Fairbanks Daily
Long Island Rail Road
customers are advised that during two weekends in the fall - October 23-24 and
November 6-7 - there will be extremely limited LIRR service, especially between
Jamaica Station and Penn Station, as the LIRR cuts over to a modern signal and
switching control system at Jamaica, N.Y. As a result of the extremely limited
service, the LIRR advises that only customers traveling for essential business -
such as first responders (police, fire) and service employees with no other
alternatives - should use the LIRR during these two weekends. Customers
traveling for recreational purposes during this period should consider travel
on the Port Washington Branch or other travel alternatives.
The Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority (VTA) will host a Design Build Contract Information
Forum for the BART Silicon Valley Project at the San Jose Convention Center,
Thursday, September 30, 2010.
Washington, D.C., Metro
will close two Blue and Orange Line stations and there will be no Blue or
Orange Line service at the Metro Center Metrorail station during the three-day
Columbus Day Holiday Weekend from 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, to closing on
Monday, Oct. 11, as the agency undertakes a major rehabilitation and rebuilding
project to improve safety, to comply with a recommendation made by the National
Transportation Safety Board and maintain service reliability and a state of
What do you get for 30
million bucks? To start, Huron Central Railway has "probably" agreed
to operate its line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury until the end of its
lease with CP Rail in 2017, "possibly" longer, said Tony Martin, the
Sault's MP, Sault This Week reports.
York Governor David A. Paterson announced approval of more than $42 million in
funding for 34 rail and port capital improvement projects in New York State.
Grants from the Renew and Rebuild New York Transportation Bond Act of 2005 and
the Governor's Passenger and Freight Rail Assistance Program will fund these
infrastructure investments and security improvements, bringing with them
economic development and job creation and retention opportunities across the
High-Speed Rail service could be successfully developed in the Northeast with
trains operating up to 220 mph on a new two-track corridor resulting in a trip
time of about three hours between Washington and Boston, cutting in half or
better the current schedules, according to a concept plan released by Amtrak.