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Gov. Cuomo wants a subway in Red Hook New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to study options that would bring a subway to the Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood.

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The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro) Board of Directors in Austin, Texas, has named Randy Clarke as the agency's next president and CEO.     The regularly scheduled January board meeting is set for Jan. 29, and...
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MARTA, Atlanta's transit operator, plans to replace its entire railcar fleet, the single biggest item on its to-do list in 2018.     The agency also plans to implement mobile ticketing and expand its wifi coverage, executives told...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of rail infrastructure improvements after seven years.     The Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) is intended to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed an order establishing the governor's Commuter Rail Advisory Task Force on Jan. 9.     The group will consist of nine members and is being formed to evaluate the possibility of a commuter...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) rail division has chosen Dewberry to provide general rail engineering support.     The services provided by Dewberry may include rail project management and technical support; track, roadway, and structure design...

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Board of Directors has elected its new 2018 chair and vice chair.     Mayor of San Jose and 2017 Vice Chair Sam Liccardo succeeds City of Los Altos Council member...
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Sunnie House, vice president and Western regional manager for North America Rail for Parsons, has been appointed Chair of the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Board of Directors.     The CTF is a charitable organization that supports California's...
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Amtrak has appointed Ken Hylander to serve as executive vice president and chief safety officer.     Hylander was previously chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and served as the chief safety officer at Delta Air Lines. Under his...
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Engineering firm HDR has announced it will plan the final extension needed for Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) to complete light-rail service between Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.     The Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE)...
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Jan. 9 that it has signed the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge.     PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards encouraged the public to take part...

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