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MTA Chairman’s letter to NYC mayor urges increased capital support
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Prendergast sent a letter July 28 to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asking for more capital support.
WMATA celebrates first year of Silver Line
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) celebrated the first year of Silver Line service from Largo Town Center to Wiehle-Reston East July 27.
HNTB adds Thompson as principal tunnel engineer
HNTB Corporation hired Jimmy Thompson as principal tunnel engineer in its national tunnel practice out of its Oakland, Calif., office. Thompson has 30 years of experience in the design and…
MTA gives preliminary approval of two CBTC contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train…
Canada pledges funds toward Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT
The Canadian government says that it will provide CA$1 billion (US$800 million) in funding for Ottawa, ON, planned Stage 2 light-rail transit project.
LACMTA Board approves project to enhance pedestrian safety at 27 Blue Line intersections
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board approved a budget of $30 million for a project that will add pedestrian gates on both sides of the tracks at…
Sound Transit names preferred alternative for Kent/Des Moines light-rail extension
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has identified a preferred alternative for extending light rail to Kent/Des Moines and, when funding is available, to Federal Way. The route, with stations…
Crosslinx Transit Solutions Consortium awarded contract for Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Crosslinx Transit Solutions Joint Venture has been awarded a contract for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project in Toronto, ON, Canada. In 2010, the province of Ontario announced an…
MTA Financial Plan generates new Capital Program funding
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) July 2015 Financial Plan will generate up to $2.4 billion worth of new funding for the 2015-19 Capital Program, due to unanticipated revenues, greater cost…
Gov. Baker appoints five-member board to oversee MBTA fiscal overhaul
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker appointed the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) and designated Joe Aiello as chair immediately after signing into law the…
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