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Réseau de transport métropolitain rebranding itself as exo The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) officially rebranded itself as exo May 23.  

fta-has-8m-in-transit-planning-grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $25.8 million in grant funds to support Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects.     The competitive grant funding is facilitated through the FTA's Pilot...
caltrain-honored-for-los-gatos-creek-project
Caltrain's Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project has been recognized with the Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) Northern California Project Achievement Award in the transportation category.     The award recognizes excellence in construction management, officials said....
réseau-de-transport-métropolitain-rebranding-itself-as-exo
The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) officially rebranded itself as exo May 23.     The organization manages train, paratransit and bus services for Quebec's Greater Montréal area, focusing on the North and South shores. The RTM came about...
ace-to-bart-rail-connection-project-receives-planning-grant
Officials announced last week California's approval of a $750,000 grant for planning efforts to connect the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail systems.     Officials say the connection would relieve congestion on...
nyct’s-byford-now-is-the-time-to-think-big
MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford on May 23 revealed "Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize NYCT," an estimated $19 billion* program described as "a comprehensive plan to completely modernize every major aspect...

dhs-issues-nofo-for-security-grants
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs, totaling $1.6 billion. There are a total of $198 million in grants available in three categories related to...
fra-plans-june-4-webinar-to-discuss-ptc-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a webinar on June 4 aimed at helping those seeking funding for the recently announced positive train control (PTC) grants. The administration will award $250 million of its available PTC...
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...
cta’s-ride-hailing-fee-to-bolster-safe-and-secure-program
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced that the agency will add more than 600 new high-definition (HD) security cameras to its rail system as part of its Safe and Secure program.     CTA said the upgrades...