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New Metra station awarded Illinois funds
A new Metra station at 79th Street in the Chicago neighborhood of Auburn Park-Gresham received a $21.5-million boost in state funds. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funds Oct. 11…
CTC allocates $78 million to BART maintenance shop and yard improvements project
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $1 billion to repair its transportation system and alleviate traffic delays statewide, including $78 million to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) for its…
Metra unveils $2.4 billion modernization plan; 2015 budget includes 10.8 percent fare increase
Chicago's Metra released a long-term, multibillion dollar modernization plan focused on replacing the agency's aging rail cars and locomotives and addressing the ongoing critical need to maintain safe and reliable…
Bentley Systems names Be Inspired finalists
Bentley Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has announced the project finalists in the 2014 Be Inspired Awards competition.
Caltrain cleared to proceed with design/build plans
California Gov. Edmund Brown, Jr., signed legislation that allows the Caltrain electrification project to proceed as a design/build project.
ConnDOT plans to replace Walk Bridge
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) plans to close a $188-million funding gap for the design and replacement of the 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., which malfunctioned in two…
Metro-North; city of Mount Vernon partnering on trio of bridge replacements
Metro-North Railroad and the city of Mount Vernon, N.Y., have agreed to work together to replace up to three bridges that carry vehicular traffic over Metro-North's New Haven Line. The…
New regional rail station coming to Allston, Mass.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick today joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary Richard Davey, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and state and local officials to announce that the I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike Allston…
TEX Rail construction could begin in 2016 with ROD receipt
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) received a Record of Decision (ROD) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the TEX Rail project.…
Metrolinx acquires CN line for regional rail service
In Toronto, ON, Canada, Metrolinx purchased a segment of Canadian National rail line principally used by GO Transit passenger trains in the Georgetown-Kitchener, ON, area west of Toronto for CA$76…
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