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IDOT, DCEO fund studies on freight transportation, infrastructure needs in Decatur and Macon counties
Two Illinois state agencies pledged funding for transportation studies covering Decatur and Macon County that will examine how to increase and better handle freight moving through the region. The studies…
IntegriCo Composites moving to Louisiana
IntegriCo Composites is making a $20 million capital investment to establish a manufacturing facility near Springhill, La., that will produce transportation infrastructure components including crossties, rail crossings and industrial mats…
Shallow LRT tunnels, LRT over channel on bridge recommended for Southwest LRT project
According to the Metropolitan Council, the Southwest Light Rail Transit staff in Minneapolis, Minn., has recommended building shallow tunnels for light- rail tracks and a bridge over a channel between…
MBTA extends late night service
Service on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) subways will operate 90 minutes longer on its Red, Orange, Blue and Green Line trains, effective immediately. Late night service will operate…
MTA, PANYNJ, MSDC develop $4.9 billion transportation resiliency program
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the Moynihan Station Development Corporation (MSDC) have developed a coordinated transportation resiliency program to…
Trio of Texas mayors give support to Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth high-speed rail plan
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price have announced their support for a high-speed rail route between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.
Houston METRO given green light on remaining FFGA funds
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston METRO) now has access to the final appropriation of $187.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the North and Southeast Lines.
Union relations: Deals reached between Chicago Rail Link and SMART; Amtrak and BMWED; LACMTA and ATU
Trainmen and engineers represented by the United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) and employed by Chicago Rail Link have ratified a new six-year agreement, with…
Detroit streetcar benefits from MEDC funds
The Detroit, Mich., Woodward Avenue streetcar project has been awarded a 10-year, $10 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based loan from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
Metra Board approves contract for Lombard station work
The Metra Board of Directors in Chicago has approved an $8.1-million contract to construct a pedestrian underpass and related improvements at the Lombard Station along the Union Pacific West Line.
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