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LACMTA names TBM for Crenshaw/LAX line; pre-revenue testing begins on Gold Line Foothill Extension
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) named the Crenshaw/LAX Line's tunnel boring machine (TBM) Harriet, after Harriet Tubman, the former slave and key player in the Underground Railroad that…
SEPTA celebrates new West Terminal at 69th Transportation Center
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officially opened the new West Terminal at 69th Street Transportation Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 29.
MTC awards $447 million to Bay Area transit systems for improvements
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in Oakland, Calif., has allocated $494 million to help more than 20 San Francisco Bay Area transit agencies replace or rehabilitate aging buses, ferries, rail…
AAR releases inaugural State of the Industry Report
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) released its first "State of the Industry Report" focusing on the key challenges, accomplishments and innovations within the freight railroad industry. This initial, five-chapter…
Phoenix light-rail extensions accelerate with T2050 implementation
Valley Metro Rail's major north-south rail connection could be in service as soon as 2023 as Phoenix takes its first official steps to implement Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year, multi-modal…
Sound Transit to open University Link extension in mid-March
Sound Transit's University Link light-rail extension will open to passenger service on March 19, six months ahead of schedule and more than $150 million under budget.
Seattle First Hill Streetcar opens with “soft launch"
In Seattle, Wash., the First Hill Streetcar opened with a soft launch January 23, a few weeks before it's grand opening ceremony and celebration.
Valley Metro names Scott Smith as interim CEO
Scott Smith, former mayor of Mesa, Ariz., and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (2013-214), has been named as the interim chief executive officer for Valley Metro, effective February…
Rep. Higgins provides support to NFTA rail extension
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to pursue Alternative B, also known as the Buffalo River plan, in a study examining options to enhance…
SEPTA plans 8.75-megawatt energy storage project
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to install a battery storage network, which will help reduce operating costs, ensure energy resiliency and support the stability of the energy grid.
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