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CTA ridership hits 22-year high
Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) ridership in 2012 grew to its highest annual total in the past 22 years, rising 2.4 percent to 545.6 million rides for the year.
LaHood stepping down as Secretary of Transportation
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is stepping down and will not serve a second term.
Wisconsin TEA grants to fund two rail projects
The city of Fond du Lac, Wis., is being awarded a Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant. The $600,000-award represents the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's (WisDot) contribution toward rail improvements to…
New Orleans streetcar line opens
The Loyola Avenue-Union Passenger Terminal Streetcar Line in New Orleans, La., is now open. The new line extends transit service to the French Quarter, the Superdome and downtown jobs and…
Ohio utilities commission approves eight rail upgrades in Montgomery County
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Norfolk Southern to upgrade eight grade crossings in the city of Miamisburg in…
Norfolk Southern plans $2 billion for 2013 capital investment
Norfolk Southern plans to spend $2 billion in 2013 for capital improvements to its rail transportation network.
Gov. Patrick highlights commitment to South Coast Rail
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined state and local leaders in New Bedford, Mass., to highlight the administration's commitment to South Coast Rail as a key component of an investment plan…
Wong-Harris to manage CHSRA's Central Valley construction
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors selected PGH Wong Engineering, Inc., and Harris & Associates to provide additional oversight and management of contractors who will build the…
NCRR names VP of engineering
North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) hired Jim Kessler, PE, as vice president of engineering and planning.
SMART approved for $12.5 million in regional funds
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved a $12.5-million award in regional transportation funding for Phase 1 of the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project in California.
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