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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.

 

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, the board approved Superstorm Sandy-related enhancement projects.

Norfolk Southern (NS) provided training to 3,241 first responders on the company's safety train in 2017.

 

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.

 

ABB says it is set to supply key power distribution elements for the Eglinton Crosstown project, Toronto, Canada's new light-rail transit line, to facilitate the line's safe operation with nearly zero emissions.

 

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.

Metrolinx has awarded Stantec Consulting Ltd., along with its partner Amec Foster Wheeler, a technical advisory contract for its Bowmanville Rail Expansion project.

R. J. Corman Railroad Group has announced a partnership with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet to begin an apprenticeship program.

 

Ontario and Metrolinx are proceeding with planned improvements for the Lakeshore West GO Transit corridor with the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ).

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is ramping up its efforts to help put an end to domestic and international human trafficking.

 

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