Patrick-Murray Administration's commitment to providing accessible
transportation service to all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
MBTA General Manager Rich Davey joined local officials and members of the West
End community at the Science Park/West End Station to announce a $22-million
investment for accessibility improvements to the station. The project includes
the construction of two elevators that will provide access from a new street
level lobby to the train platforms at the top of the viaduct.
The effort to fix a
dangerous and congested rail intersection near downtown Fort Worth known as
Tower 55 may finally be on track, the Ft. Worth Star Telegram reports. Texas
Department of Transportation officials said that they would formally endorse an
application for federal funding for the Tower 55 project, a $93.7-million
proposal to modernize crossings often used by children on the way to school.
Portland, Oregon's regional
transit agency TriMet formed a partnership with junaio to integrate transit
data ranging from station locations, bus routes to estimated arrival times into
a TriMet channel on the junaio 2.0 mobile augmented reality platform. Available
free on the iPhone 3GS and coming soon to Android devices, junaio 2.0 features
the TriMet channel to give riders easy and instant access to complete transit
information on nearby stops by simply pointing their phone around them.
The Los Angeles County
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to a new
community meeting on Monday, June 7, to discuss alignment options for tunneling
between the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City Stations now being examined as part
of the Westside Subway Extension Project environmental study now under review.
The Public Utilities
Commission of Ohio recently offered to pay, using grant funds, a portion of
Medina's share of an upcoming railroad upgrade project if the city agreed to
used any saved money to install new gates and signal lights at crossings on
Lafayette and Ryan roads, the Medina Sun reports.
The U.S. Department of
Transportation said that nearly $80 million in grants have been delivered to
states as part of President Obama's historic high-speed and intercity passenger
rail program. These grants will go toward the development of a brand new
Recovery Act funded high-speed rail system in Florida as well as critical
upgrades to existing passenger rail service throughout the country.
Transportation Authority said it has entered into a contract with a joint
venture of Related Companies and new partner Oxford Properties Group for the
development of the MTA's Hudson Yards into a mixed-use community that will
include 12 million square feet of commercial and residential development. The
deal calls for the MTA to lease the site to the joint venture for 99 years,
with purchase options, and will provide $1 billion for vital MTA capital
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Regional
Transit Authority, designated the transit stop at South Park and Shaker
boulevards as the Nature
Center at Shaker Lakes stop