Rapid Transit / Light Rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a rule proposal that would give states an opportunity to manage the federally required environmental review process for highway, rail and transit projects.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) broke ground August 29 on the new Cermak Green Line station, a $50-million construction project that will energize the area around McCormick Place and provide…
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's (HART) rail transit project could resume construction as early as September after the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) approved the archaeological survey reports. The…
At the request of the U.S. Department of State, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colo., hosted a high-level Ethiopian delegation on August 20 to research transit solutions to…
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide construction management services for transit projects throughout its system.
The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) $12.8 million in Transit Security Grant Program funds to enhance security and help protect the Transbay Tube, one…
TriMet in Portland, Ore., has been awarded a $25,000 grant by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
In Minnesota, the Metropolitan Council Chair Susan Haigh addressed concerns surrounding the Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) green line extension and said more time is needed to evaluate all the…
Sound Transit celebrated 10 years of light-rail service on its Tacoma Link August 21.
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Draper TRAX light-rail line, a 3.8-mile extension of service in the Salt Lake City area, is now open.
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