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Expo Light Rail Line begins testing
In California, clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Metro Line Construction Authority's Expo Line light-rail project began April 6 with a train running under its own power…
Sound Transit, Bellevue set to finalize details of East Link partnership
Sound Transit and city of Bellevue leaders proposed an agreement to move ahead with construction of the voter-approved East Link Extension in a way that minimizes construction impacts, commits the…
CTA to progress next phase of Ravenswood Connector project
This month, the Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) will begin the next phase of a major project to rehabilitate the Ravenswood Connector, the elevated rail structure that carries Brown and Purple…
FEIS issued for Sound Transit’s Lynnwood light-rail extension
Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration have issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the voter-approved Lynnwood Link light-rail extension from Northgate to Lynnwood.
BART opens Contra Costa Crossover
In northern California, a new set of crossover tracks is now in use on the busy Pittsburg/Bay Point Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) line, bringing capacity relief to riders and…
NJDOT grants more than $20 million for rail projects
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), through its Rail Freight Assistance Program, doled out more than $20 million in grants for rail improvement projects throughout the state.
NYCT's FASTRACK returns to Manhattan and Queens
On March 30, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program returns to the E, F, M and R lines in Manhattan and Queens.
MBTA suspends weekend service on Fitchburg Line to perform track upgrades
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) plans to suspend weekend service on the Fitchburg Line from April 25 until November 22.
Arizona DOT gets federal OK on environmental assessment for grade separation
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), in partnership with the city of Maricopa, Union Pacific and the Federal Highway Administration, has received federal approval for the proposed bridge project on…
Uncertainty clouds key rail bills in Senate
Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control…
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