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05 May 2011

FTA sends RTD

On May 2, the Federal Transit Administration sent the Regional Transportation District of Denver's Full Funding Grant Agreement for $1.03 billion to Congress for the required 60-day review period. This is FTA's notification that it intends to award the FFGA to RTD for its Eagle P3 Project, givin ...
Maintenance-of-way employees on Georgia & Florida Railway, where train and engine workers have been UTU members since 2006, have voted unanimously in favor of UTU representation. Georgia & Florida Railway, an OmniTrax property, is a 264-mile shortline serving southcentral Georgi ...
Two new members from Maryland, Michael D. Barnes and Alvin Nichols joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors and Board member Anthony Giancola has become an alternate director representing the federal government as of April 28. 

 Barnes r ...
CSX Transportation's Richard Spatafore, division engineer, Jacksonville, Fla., received the 2010 Association of American Railroads' John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award. CSXT nominated Spatafore for the award, named for the late Rhode Island senator who devoted his long career in public ...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality presented Union Pacific Railroad with an Environmental Excellence Award for developing some of the most environmentally friendly locomotives, which are now operating in Texas. The TCEQ honored the state's most outstanding pollution preventi ...
Southfield Capital Advisors, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle-market, has acquired majority ownership of Hallcon Corporation. Hallcon is a leading provider of specialty outsourced services to the railway and transit sectors in North America. Hallcon's senior management team ...
The United States Conference of Mayors released a 176-city survey focusing on local transportation infrastructure investments. Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Kasim Reed, USCM Transportation Committee chair, delivered the survey findings. Given the economic problems facing the nation, mayors believe it ...
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has submitted a notice to bidders for the construction of a new Orange Line T station for Assembly Row at Assembly Square. The new station at Assembly Row will be the first to be built on the Orange line since the Southwest Corridor Stations in 1987 ...
The Delaware Department of Transportation and DART First State prepared a new State Rail Plan, which is currently available for public review and comment. The SRP is a project of Delaware Transit Corporation and the DelDOT Division of Planning, with consultant services from Parsons Brinckerhoff ...
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on a draft $4.145 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12 on Wednesday, May 18, at Metro Headquarters. The public can view copies of the balanced budget proposal at Metro.net (type in keyword budget in Sear ...
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