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The Seattle-area's Sound Transit Board of Directors unanimously approved an amendment to the agency's 2012 budget to provide $24.3 million in additional funding for establishing a shovel-ready plan to extend light rail from S. 200th Street to the heart of Federal Way.

The government of Canada today made a C$15-million (US$15.016 million) contribution to the Ridley Island Road, Rail and Utility Corridor (RRUC) project at the Port of Prince Rupert.

The Metropolitan Council has approved the final piece of the identity and branding framework for the Minneapolis-St.Paul developing transitway network of light-rail transit and bus-rapid transit.

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff on February 23 visited three stations along the 28-mile Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line light-rail expansion project in Dallas, Texas, to see firsthand the economic development resulting from the federal government's investments in the region.

Harsco Corporation's Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Salvatore Fazzolari has resigned, effective immediately. Harsco Director Henry Knueppel will serve as interim chairman & CEO while the Board of Directors conducts a search for a permanent successor.

The final year of heavy construction on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project is kicking off.

The Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority will take a break from its aggressive schedule of trackwork and rebuilding to accommodate customers traveling during Cherry Blossom season.

Aaron Coester has been named vice president, informa¬tion technology of Watco Companies, LLC. His responsibilities will include overseeing information technol¬ogy software and services related to RMI, WATSS and SAP.

TriMet in Portland, Ore., has a solar project at the South Terminus of the MAX Green and Yellow lines at SW Jackson Street that is now operational. Located near Portland State University, it's the largest solar project in downtown Portland and a first for the MAX light-rail system.

The Chicago Transit Authority's President Forrest Claypool exposed millions in waste at CTA supply warehouses, while unveiling a host of improvements to the agency's system for managing parts and materials; each designed to reduce costs, increase oversight and improve operations.

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