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FTA grants Maryland Purple Line environmental approval
The Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) Purple Line light-rail project received Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approval of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Final Section 4(f) Evaluation.
CTA begins Blue Line overhaul this weekend
The Chicago Transit Authority's Your New Blue track and station improvement program for the Blue Line O'Hare branch will begin this weekend, with track closures between Western and Logan Square.
NJ mayors band together for light rail extension
Englewood, N.J., Mayor Frank Huttle III, along with 11 other mayors in the state have formed a mayors' commission to spearhead a plan to extend the northern portion of New…
APTA asks Congress to authorize $100-billion federal transit program
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation bill that is set to expire at the end of September 2014.
Lack of funds kills Oregon's Columbia River Crossing project
Oregon's Columbia River Crossing project will shut down completely by May 31, 2014, after the Oregon Legislature adjourned without reinstating construction funds for the CRC I-5 Bridge Replacement project March…
Construction begins on Evergreen Line tunnel
Construction has started on the Evergreen Line tunnel in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with the use of tunnel boring machine named "Alice," after Alice Wilson, Canada's first female geologist.
Maryland Transit Administration to close three LRT stations for crossing improvement project
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is launching a track crossing improvement project at Union Avenue and Clipper Mill Road March 14 that will temporarily close three light-rail stations at Mt.…
Massachusetts Senate approves transportation bond bill
The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund improvements to the commonwealth's transportation system.
TriMet Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail bridge now connected to land
TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge over the Willamette River is now connected to land in the South Waterfront area, making the overall 7.3-mile transit project 70 percent complete.
USDOT says proposed budget would address infrastructure deficit
U.S. Department of Transportation says its $90.9 billion proposed budget would lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing growing infrastructure deficit, investing in the national infrastructure…
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