U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that the U.S. DOT’s Build America Bureau will offer low-cost and flexible financing for transit and Transit-oriented Development (TOD) projects at the maximum level authorized under law.
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The Warm Springs/South Fremont Station West Access Bridge and Plaza Project has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Transportation Project award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – San Francisco Section.
The October issue of RT&S features stories on the L.A. Purple Line Extension project and how canines are used to clear sensitive areas surrounding rail projects.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrated completion of the Long Island Rail Road’s historic Third Track project on time and under budget on Oct. 3.
MBTA officials have announced that another $1 billion will be needed to complete repairs on the agency’s Orange and Red lines.
As part of the MBTA’s Capital Programs, the Capital Transformation team will hold a virtual pre-construction public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss work to be completed at Codman Yard.
The Green Line Board has approved the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a proponent to design, construct, and finance Phase 1 from Shepard to Eau Claire of the Green Line LRT.
The current talk surrounding Austin’s Project Connect is the amount it is going to take to establish a consistent buzz with the community.
Another delay on Eglinton Crosstown LRT project has officials wondering when line will finally be complete
Word problems usually come with multiple choice answers, but in the case of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, the only option appears to be of the fill-in-the-blank variety.
The top news stories we were following the week ending Sept. 23.
Washington Metro on possible track issues behind rail car wheel problems: ‘WMATA is treading carefully’
Washington Metro’s Vice President and Assistant Chief Safety Officer Jayme Johnson wants everyone to know that the NTSB investigation involving the 7000-series rail car is still ongoing, and that no definitive conclusions have been made.
Met Council and the builders behind the Southwest Light Rail project are being taken to court by a businessman who claims nearby construction caused damaged to a warehouse that he owns.
Two derailments occurred on Sept. 21; one happened in dramatic fashion while the other showed more of a pattern.
This year at Innotrans, the annual railroad trade fair held in Berlin each year, U.S., Canadian, and European rail supply groups pledged to collaborate more effectively from this point forward.
Washington Metro’s issues with rail cars might be more linked to what is under the wheels than the wheels themselves.
Transit agencies across the U.S. have some unmet needs due to severe natural events, and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is taking the natural route for funding.
The MBTA announced that service on the Orange Line and Green Line Union Square resumed on Sept. 19.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that normal J and Z service was restored by 5 a.m. on Sept. 19 between the 121 Street and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer stations in Queens following completion of approximately 2.4 miles of track replacement.
The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Sept. 16.
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 24, the Green Line D Branch will close for three nine-day, full-access closures.