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As workers finished exploratory drilling for the planned Westside subway extension, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other elected officials said they want to speed up construction of the $4.1-billion transit project, which has been scheduled for compl ...
The first state applications for "shovel-ready" passenger rail projects are due into the Federal Railroad Administration on Aug. 24, and FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo thinks some of the federal grants to follow will need to help freight lines get read ...
(The following opinion, published Aug. 24, 2009, by the Boston Globe, was written by former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis [also a former vice chairman of Amtrak] and Robert O'Brien, who is executive director of the Downtown North Association and chai ...
Work on Caltrain's Grade Crossing Improvement Program, which will enhance safety at railroad crossings in San Mateo County, continues. The current projects at Encinal, Glenwood and Ravenswood avenues in Menlo Park, Calif., will take place August 23-27 between the ho ...
Construction in downtown Minneapolis continues as crews work on the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit extension and the Northstar Commuter Rail station. Punchlist work continues at the commuter stations in Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka and Coon Rapids. System testing als ...
The Los Angeles Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority will host a workshop Sept. 15 to inform small businesses about the more than $600 million in contracting opportunities available during construction of the light-rail transit line fro ...
A guide for downtown growth through 2020 that calls for $15.6 billion in public works was endorsed by the Chicago Plan Commission, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The Chicago Central Area Action Plan would allocate most of the spending for transportation p ...

Joined by local elected officials from Los Angeles County and nearby cities, Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the completion of exploratory drilling in West Los Angeles is a key part of the planning and environmental process for the proposed Westside Subway Extension, a regionally beneficial Measure R transportation project.

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Peter Burling, chairman of the Rail Transit Authority in New Hampshire, envisions a rail line running between Boston and Concord, N.H., at speeds of up to 90 mph, the Concord Monitor reports. The rail would carry Massachusetts shoppers to Nashua and travelers ...
The city of Burlington, Iowa, has a lot of irons in the fire, according to The Hawkeye. With that in mind, City Manager Doug Worden updated city council members on the status of two projects nearing completion during a recent meeting. ...
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