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HDR wins Sound Transit East Link contract
Sound Transit has awarded HDR its construction management services contract for East Link's light rail Bellevue Segment. Voters approved the measure to construct and operate a light-rail transit system in…
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.
UP plans classification yard in Robertson County, Texas
Union Pacific says it will move forward with plans for a new rail yard in Robertson County, Texas, that will strengthen Texas as a national freight transportation hub, create jobs…
Houston METRO delays opening of two light rail lines to 2015
The opening date for Houston METRO's new East End (Green) and Southeast (Purple) Lines have been revised. Issues affecting completion of the additional 10 miles of rail include problems on…
SCVTA receives funds for Mountain View Double Track Project
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission allocated $8 million in federal funding for Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (SCVTA) Mountain View Double Track Project.
MTA proposes $32 billion five-year capital plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program, which details its plan to ensure safe and reliable service for a growing region by investing in the subway,…
EDA grants fund rail projects in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $4.3 million to upgrade critical infrastructure and fund rail projects in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. The grants are intended to support communities affected…
LACMTA eyes federal funding for Phase 2 of Purple Line Extension
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is considering federal funding for phase two of its Purple Line Extension in the form of a $1.1 billion grant from the…
FTA awards nearly $3.6 billion in federal disaster relief funds
The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) awarded 40 projects a total of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy…
Illinois high-speed project wraps up track and tie replacement
The Illinois high-speed rail project connecting Chicago to St. Louis reached a significant milestone in construction September 22, 2014, when the last segment of track and crossties were replaced.
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