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CTA selects short list of firms competing for Red and Purple line project The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has selected three qualified contracting teams to submit design-build proposals for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM) project.  

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Caltrain has announced that John Funghi will serve as chief officer of the Caltrain Modernization Program.     Based in California, Funghi is an engineer who has managed major construction projects in the public sector and as a...
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The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors approved two 20-year renewable energy power purchase agreements Dec. 7 in an effort to improve the climate footprint of the Bay Area's transportation sector.     This step follows...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency's 2018 Budget consisting of $3.2 billion for operating expenses and $3.4 billion for capital expenses on Dec. 7. Additionally,...
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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) has adjusted the project development timeline for the BART Silicon Valley Phase 2 extension in order to further evaluate tunneling options for the project. In order to progress with...
usdot-joins-fight-against-human-trafficking
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is ramping up its efforts to help put an end to domestic and international human trafficking.     USDOT said its work so far includes engaging transportation industry leaders, training stakeholders, circulating...

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The Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project has officially been concluded.     The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), Omnitrans, Metrolink and the city of San Bernardino together have announced the project's completion. "We are excited to complete...
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U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) introduced The METRO Accountability and Reform Act on Dec. 4 aimed at reforming the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) through incentivized funding and an interim control board. Rep. Comstock's office...
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New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) aims to help its customers navigate service limitations due to winter weather with a new tool this season. This winter, the public transportation system's customers will have access to its new...
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CDPQ Infra has pushed the deadline to continue accepting project bids for the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) engineering and construction contract. A subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, CDPQ Infra plans to launch...
valley-metro-ceo-gets-contract-extension
The Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail Boards have unanimously approved an extension of CEO Scott Smith's employment agreement for two more years. Smith had previously served as the agency's interim CEO from February 2016...

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