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MBTA opens Yawkey Station
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority opened its new Yawkey Station and marked the start of enhanced passenger rail service on the Framingham/Worcester Line.
Massachusetts Senate approves transportation bond bill
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund improvements to the commonwealth's transportation system.
Keolis North America awarded MBTA contract
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded Keolis North America a $2.6-billion, eight-year contract to manage, operate and maintain the passenger rail service. The contract includes the option for two…
USDOT says proposed budget would address infrastructure deficit
U.S. Department of Transportation says its $90.9 billion proposed budget would lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing growing infrastructure deficit, investing in the national infrastructure…
FTA capital investment programs get boost under president’s proposed budget
The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program is getting a funding boost under President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget. The proposed budget for 2015 includes $2.5 billion…
Winter Park station opens in Florida
The Winter Park rail station, which serves both Amtrak and SunRail passengers, officially opened in Florida March 3 with a grand opening ceremony, which was attended by officials from Amtrak,…
CN completes sale of Quebec line to AMT for commuter service
Canadian National closed the sale of a rail line in Quebec to Agence métropolitaine de transports (AMT) for CA$97 million (US$87 million). The line is principally used by AMT commuter…
Caltrain releases electrification project draft environmental report
Caltrain has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the planned electrification of the corridor between San Jose and San Francisco, Calif., which will upgrade the signal system, implement…
USDOT report on highway, transit conditions points to need for more investment
A U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, 2013 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance, concludes that more investment…
Metrolink names new CFO/treasurer
Metrolink has hired Sam Joumblat, a veteran financial expert with more than 30 years of business and engineering experience, as its chief financial officer and treasurer, effective March 17.
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