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Central Mesa light rail construction to begin this spring
Valley Metro's first light rail extension into downtown Mesa, Ariz., will break ground in late spring 2012.
CTA awards $57 million contract to Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
The Chicago Transit Authority Board awarded a design/build contract to Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to rehabilitate the following seven rail stations on the north mainline branch of the Red Line: Jarvis,…
FRA proposes training standards for rail employees
The Federal Railroad Administration proposed a requirement that railroads must train and qualify employees in safety-related positions on federal railroad safety laws, regulations and orders.
MTA awards Skanska $87 million Second Avenue Subway contract
Skanska USA's civil construction business unit signed a contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Second Avenue Subway Systems project in New York City.
Construction of Atlanta Streetcar line kicks off
Construction has begun on a new 2.6-mile streetcar line in Georgia that will run through the heart of Atlanta's business, tourism and convention corridor and bring jobs and new development…
House T&I Committee unveils Transportation Bill
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unveiled the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act. The initiative is a five-year, $260 billion infrastructure bill that reforms transportation programs and promotes increased domestic…
Durbin: Increase rail investment under new Transportation Bill
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) asked the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to increase funding for job creating Illinois rail and multimodal priorities, including rail line relocation grants,…
Hampton Roads Transit gets new president, CEO
The Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads in Virginia selected William Harrell as the new president and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit. The vote was unanimous.
BART set to launch next stage of Transbay Tube retrofit
Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, Calif., is continuing its work of earthquake safety strengthening of the Transbay Tube, which was not damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake…
Secretary LaHood proposes streamlining major transit awards
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proposed a significant change in the way major transit projects compete for federal funds by streamlining the process and making decisions more responsive to local…
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