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CTC allocates more than $113 million to rail-related projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects, including upwards of $113 million for rail-related projects.
UP, IDOT to invest $90 million in Chicago line; celebrate completion of CREATE project
Union Pacific (UP) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are making a significant investment in Chicago's Metra West Line. Each will invest $45 million for the construction of a…
With no shared use option, study ups LYNX Red Line estimates by $215 million
A study released by Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) shows cost estimates for a proposed passenger line between Mooresville and Charlotte, N.C., rose significantly due to new infrastructure needs rather…
Sound Transit appoints acting CEO; receives clean audit for use of federal funds
The Sound Transit Board officially designated Sound Transit Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mike Harbour as acting CEO as Joni Earl continues her medical leave. Harbour has been deputy CEO since…
CapMetro to receive $50 million grant from TxDOT
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will provide a $50-million grant to the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in Austin, Texas, for the purchase of four additional MetroRail cars and…
MTA establishes transportation commission to study future needs
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has established a special advisory board of 22 experts who will make up the Transportation Reinvention Commission.
Federal funds to aid projects in Oklahoma; Port of San Francisco
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a $1.8-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to rehabilitate 12 miles of track on the state-owned rail line located between Erick…
Keolis reaches contract agreements with 14 unions prior to taking operational control of MBTA commuter service
Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) has reached agreement with all 14 of the labor unions representing its employees for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service, which Keolis begins…
Szabo asks four states to develop a shared rail service vision for SEHSR
Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo called on elected officials and transportation planners in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to develop a shared vision of rail service along the…
Virginia transportation board approves six-year improvement program
Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved a $13.1 billion, six-year improvement program, which allocates $3.2 billion for rail and public transportation projects.
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