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CalSTA awards $4.3 billion to California transit and intercity rail projects through grants, funding agreements The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) awarded $2.6 billion in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grants to 28 recipients. CalSTA is also providing additional funding for seven projects through multi-year funding agreements, bringing the total awarded to more than $4.3 billion.

cta-begins-two-blue-line-station-projects
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced May 22 the launch of the next two major Blue Line station improvement projects, as part of the $492 million Your New Blue program.     The plan will tackle the Belmont...
lirr-moves-forward-with-infrastructure-hardening-operational-efficiency-plan
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has announced LIRR Forward, a new initiative through which the railroad intends to revamp its operations and efficiency.     LIRR President Phil Eng said in a May...
lacmta-awarded-36m-in-grants-for-county-transportation-projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $703.6 million in SB-1 funding for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) on May 16.     The CTC's announcement was part of its transportation funding allocations for agencies statewide....
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Ice jams have caused flooding along parts of Alaska Railroad's line north of Talkeetna resulting in suspended service due to scoured ballast. The railroad said ice pushed nearly 1,000 feet of track off the track bed...
trimet-moves-max-project-into-final-phase
As TriMet's Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into its final phase, the agency has announced that its MAX Blue and Red lines resumed regular service May 12.     The project, part of TriMet's Making Transit Better...

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Local and provincial leaders joined in a ceremonial installation of a golden clip to mark the end of rail installation for the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa, Ontario on May 4. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was...
cargill-begins-rail-expansion-at-alberta-facility
Cargill is investing CA$20 million (US$15.7 million) to build a rail expansion at its Lethbridge, Alberta, facility. Cargill says the rail expansion will "move grain more efficiently out of the elevator and toward the West Coast,...
planning-grant-will-advance-mississippi-port-rail-project
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has been awarded a $574,000 grant to fund planning, surveying and permitting for a 4,300-foot rail connection in Jackson County. The grant awarded to MDEQ, which was announced by...
lunda-construction-low-bidder-for-southwest-lrt-project
Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC), a civil, building and specialty construction company, announced May 7 three recent low bids for new civil projects totaling about $1 billion.     Lunda Construction, TPC's wholly-owned subsidiary, is the managing partner in...
hardesty-hanover-to-design-mbta’s-saugus-drawbridge-replacement-project
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted May 7 to award a nearly $7 million contract to Hardesty & Hanover, LLC to design a replacement for the drawbridge above...