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The Seattle Sound Transit Board of Directors adopted a lifetime budget and schedule to extend light rail from the University of Washington to the Northgate area north of Seattle. Sound Transit expects to break ground on the North Link project this summer and open for service in 2021.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation submitted a request for $1.55 billion in federal New Starts funding for the Honolulu rail transit project.

The Alaska Railroad Corporation was informed by the office of Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) that ARRC will continue to receive funding near current levels through Federal Transit Administration formula funds.

Kansas City Southern promoted Jeff Songer from assistant vice president planning and administration for KCS' U.S. engineering department to vice president and chief engineer of KCS U.S. subsidiary, closely coordinating with the leadership of its Mexican subsidiary, effective July 1.

Patriot Rail Corp. hired James Schultz to its management team as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Schultz will be responsible for all rail-related administrative functions and will assist the CEO in providing overall daily organizational governance of the company.

A new 30-year, $30-billion plan to enhance Toronto, ON, Canada, transit was unveiled yesterday.

California Transportation Commission unanimously approved a commitment of $61.3 million in state high-speed rail connectivity funds to the The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Central Subway Project.

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $92 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement projects in Oklahoma this year.

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad is making minor schedule changes effective Monday, July 2, 2012, on the Hudson and New Haven Lines to accommodate several construction projects. There are no changes on the Harlem Line.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority welcomed Former New York Governor David A. Paterson to its board. Gov. Paterson was nominated to serve on the board by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 23 and was confirmed to the position by the New York State Senate on June 20. He succeeds Nancy ...
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