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CHSRA: Project has created more than 2,000 construction jobs The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and workers representing multiple union halls announced May 31 that more than 2,000 construction jobs have been created since its high-speed rail project started work.  

lacmta-evaluating-six-rail-options-for-sepulveda-transit-corridor
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) is holding a series of three community meetings to discuss six concepts for a future rail line for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project. The six concepts look at...
lirr-partners-with-waze-for-crossing-safety-initiative
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Waze, a crowd-sourced traffic and GPS navigation software, are collaborating in an effort to improve safety for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) passengers.     The MTA has announced the start of...
d’orazio-to-wsp-transit-and-rail
Julie D'Orazio has been named national market leader for transit and rail at engineering and professional services consultancy WSP USA.     In her new role, D'Orazio, a senior vice president based in the New York office, will...
scvta-receives-rod-for-phase-2-of-bart-extension
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) on June 4 that a Record of Decision (ROD) has been issued for the next six miles of the transportation authority's Bay...
silverman-to-expand-kaplan-kirsch-rockwell-rail-practice
Suzanne Silverman has joined the New York City office of Denver-based Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP as a partner.     She will be part of the firm's Rail, Transit, Highways, and Infrastructure practice group, working with Adam...

fta-gao-agree-on-cig-policy-enhancements-but-not-reasoning-behind-them
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report recommending the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) address a trio of statutory provisions concerning the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program.   The GAO report states that the three areas outlined...
fta-allocates-75m-in-emergency-funds-to-public-transit-systems
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocated $277.5 million in Emergency Relief funds for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The funding is divided into two categories with approximately $232.3 million dedicated to...
chsra-project-has-created-more-than-2000-construction-jobs
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and workers representing multiple union halls announced May 31 that more than 2,000 construction jobs have been created since its high-speed rail project started work.     Officials said partnerships were fostered...
kiewit-hosts-rep-moore-for-milwaukee-streetcar-project-tour
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. hosted Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI-4) for a tour May 30 of the Milwaukee Streetcar.     Officials kicked off the tour at the City of Milwaukee...
fta-issues-final-rule-on-private-investment-project-procedures
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule aimed at promoting private participation and investment in projects.   FTA says the Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) Final Rule describes new procedures aimed at helping the federal...