TheSurface Transportation Board agreed to postpone action on the proposed
abandonment of rail lines in Northern Maine in order to give the parties time
to arrive at a mediated solution.
The New York Metropolitan
Transportation Authority released a revised draft 2010-2014 Capital Program.
The $26.3-billion program reflects a nearly $2-billion reduction as the result
of a comprehensive review and a new MTA focus on cost effectiveness and
efficiency. The plan will be considered by the MTA Board at its monthly meeting
on Wednesday, and if approved will be sent to the State's Capital Program
Review Board for its approval. Thanks to last year's rescue legislation, the
first two years of the program are funded and the MTA is seeking approval to
begin work immediately. The full plan and an executive summary are available
online at www.mta.info.