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August 29, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line approved for engineering phase

Entry into the New Starts Engineering phase is the final milestone required before FTA can sign a Purple Line Full Funding Grant Agreement. With this achievement, MTA can start to incur costs that are eligible for federal reimbursement.


August 29, 2014

Fla. agency approves route optimization, service change plan

The Route Optimization Initiative allows the JTA to overhaul the fixed-bus route system in Jacksonville, a part of a five-year strategic plan to enhance the economic viability of greater Jacksonville.


August 29, 2014

Honolulu light rail could generate $20B

With expansion of the initial project planned, TOD could be the largest construction boom since statehood, exceeding the $18 billion Japanese investment bubble of the late 1980s and 1990s.


August 28, 2014

Temsa, CH extend exclusive distribution partnership

Since February 2010, CH Bus Sales has been the exclusive distributor of Temsa motorcoaches in the U.S., and more recently in Canada, offering sales, service and after-sales support.


August 28, 2014

Cleveland opens new Rapid Station

The new station, near Case Western Reserve University, replaces an aging rail station and bus terminal, built in 1956, with a modern facility that significantly improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities.


August 28, 2014

N.Y. MTA investigating wayward train operator

Rail control ordered the train to let passengers off and then pull into a spur track to let it turn around safely, but the train at Canal Street instead headed uptown on the wrong tracks.


August 27, 2014

China touts itself a winner in high-speed rail stakes

"Though America leads in freight rail, its passenger rail conditions are terrible,” the article said, which cites, by way of example, a train ride from Washington to Boston that was scheduled to take between six and seven hours but took 13 hours because of heavy rain.


August 27, 2014

M-1 project awards $40M in contracts to local and minority businesses

Detroit-based companies, along with women, minority and disadvantaged business enterprises, have been awarded nearly 30% of the construction and concurrent road work for the M-1 RAIL streetcar project.


August 27, 2014

Study: Hillsborough must expand bus service before seeking rail grants

The study, which was conducted by AECOM, has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016.


August 27, 2014

Vt. begins laying track for rail corridor

Once the work is completed along two separate stretches next year, it will leave an 11-mile gap that must be filled to complete the 75-mile track upgrade between Rutland and Burlington. Officials hope to learn next month if a federal grant for that project will be approved.


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