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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is planning to rehabilitate escalators and elevators, repair crumbling platforms, upgrade station air conditioning and install new directional signs among other enhancements to its Blue and Orange lines. The Metro Board Finance and Administ ...
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors, in a 7-to-1 vote, approved the first construction contract to build a 10-mile extension from the Pittsburg/Bay Point Station to the City of Antioch, called eBART or Eastern Contra Costa County BART. The Board awarded West Bay Builders, Inc., of Nov ...
The Twin Cities has been awarded a $5 million planning grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. With the help of local matching funds, the grant will support planning along the region's growing network of transit corridors. The grant is part of HUD's $100 million ...
Middletown and New Jersey Railroad L.L.C., a subsidiary of Regional Rail L.L.C., will lease and operate 36 miles of track from Norfolk Southern Corp. M&NJ will operate a group of tracks known as the NS Campbell Hall Cluster in Orange County, New York. The deal includes associated tr ...
The Association of American Railroads reports that weekly rail traffic continues to post gains over 2009 levels with U.S. railroads originating 297,029 carloads for the week ending Oct. 9, 2010, up 8.8 percent compared with the same week last year. AAR will no longer report 2010 weekly rail tra ...
U.S. Department of Transportation will grant more than $18.7 million to 11 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) that are using new technologies and developing innovative approaches to improve transportation systems throughout the country. The awards were made by the U.S. DOT Resear ...
This month marks the beginning of the 100th Anniversary of the construction of New York Penn Station, and on Monday, October 18th, Amtrak will celebrate the anniversary of this historic station. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., the public is invited to enjoy rare photo imagery, artifacts and other items ...
Canadian National has reached a voluntary mitigation with the Village of Sauk Village, Ill., located approximately 30 miles south of Chicago, addressing the municipality's environmental and safety concerns with CN's acquisition of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E). With th ...
A new study from HNTB Corporation takes a look at public transportation and what Americans think about using, improving and paying for it. According to the HNTB America THINKS transit survey, nearly nine in 10 (87 percent) Americans who have access to public transportation where they wo ...
Construction began in Yaphank, N.Y., on Long Island's first intermodal freight rail terminal, a private venture that promises to make freight shipping more efficient in the region. Executives at Brookhaven Rail Terminal and US Rail Corp., who have partnered on the $22 million venture, w ...
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