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Omnibus bill extends shortline tax credit, funds TIGER and safety grants
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a monster spending bill late last week, which will keep federal agencies funded through the end of September 2016.
MTA plans major projects in 2016 for Flushing Line
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has scheduled critical work in 2016 on the Flushing 7 Line between Manhattan and Queens.
Sound Transit Board approves 2016 budget with focus on rail system expansion
The Sound Transit Board approved a $1.2-billion 2016 budget that provides $802.9 million in light rail and other system expansions.
Harvard report makes recommendations to strengthen MBTA fiscal position
In the wake of last winter's severe service disruptions and the ongoing debate over cost overruns associated with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line extension, Charles Chieppo, a…
Minnesota transit board approves funds for commuter, transit project
The Minnesota Counties Transit Improvement Board authorized funding for three rail projects on December 16.
Chicago RTA 2016 budget to fund CTA, Metra improvements
Chicago's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors adopted the 2016 operating budgets, which will fund Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and Metra improvements next year.
D.C. Streetcar begins pre-revenue operations
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in Washington, D.C., has started Pre-Revenue Operations (PRO) for the DC Streetcar as DDOT prepares the system for safety certification to carry passengers.
NYCT completes review of AC lines; identifies improvement areas
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) has completed a full, end-to-end review of the A and C Lines, the fourth such comprehensive study joining previous reviews of the…
House passes S. 808; next stop: the President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of…
PANYNJ agrees to work with partners on Trans-Hudson tunnel project
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners agreed to partner with the federal government in the development of the vital Gateway Tunnel Project by creating…
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