CTA

CTA celebrates groundbreaking for new Damen Green Line Station

Chicago transportation leaders celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) station serving the Green Line at Damen Avenue and Lake Street last week.

Arizona’s Valley Metro opens new 50th St Station, focusing on accessibility

Local government leaders and community members gathered April 25 to celebrate the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority’s (Valley Metro) opening of the new 50th Street Station along Washington Street in Phoenix,

SouthWest LRT rendering

RailWorks lands $85 million deal for light-rail track in Minneapolis

RailWorks Corp. won a contract to build new 14.5-mile double track light rail track for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project in metropolitan Minneapolis. 

Silver Line Project Washington, DC Metro

More problems emerge in D.C. Metro Silver Line construction

Concrete pedestals at the planned Dulles Airport Metro station are cracking, according to the Washington Post, the latest in a series of flaws and mishaps on the Silver Line project.

Sound Transit extension

FTA approves next step for Sound Transit light-rail extension

Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link Extension receives Entry into Engineering approval from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) along with competitive Medium-High rating.

Noise and Vibration

Rail Transit: Addressing Wheel/Rail Noise at the Source

Transit systems everywhere must deal with noise and vibration issues. The causes are numerous and varied; the challenges, formidable.

Foye elevated to MTA chairmanship

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced March 29 the nomination of Patrick Foye as New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman, as well as those of four new board members.

Buffalo Metro Rail DL&W terminal

Buffalo’s Metro Rail gets $100 million for improvements

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority won a promise from New York State for $100 million in funding over five years for infrastructure improvements to Buffalo’s Metro Rail system.

GoTriangle

GoTriangle throws in the towel on light rail

The GoTriangle Board of Trustees voted unanimously to halt a planned light-rail system for the Research Triangle of North Carolina, surrendering to opposition from Duke University.

KC streetcar

West Lake Corridor, KC Streetcar extensions get green lights from FTA

Two rail extension projects in the Midwest picked up “medium-high” ratings from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) — a designation that makes it likely the federal government will provide funding for construction

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