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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.
President Obama outlines $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort
President Obama proposed a $302-billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization effort while visiting the historic Union Depot train station in Saint Paul, Minn.
Sixth round of TIGER grants will make $600 million available
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) sixth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants is making $600 million available to fund transportation projects across the country.
Colorado high-speed rail technically, not financially, feasible
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has issued two draft reports summarizing the feasibility of high-speed transit systems in both the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor and I-25 Front Range Corridor.
IDOT Tier 2 environmental studies to look at Joliet to Chicago HSR options
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials held the first of a series of public meetings on Monday, Feb. 24, introducing the public to the next step of the Chicago to…
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