U.S. DOT commits $1.5B to L.A. Metro Purple Line Extension

Coupled with Metro’s $747 million local match made possible by 2008’s Measure R sales tax, $2.4 billion is now secured to continue construction of one of L.A. County’s most critically needed public transit projects.

China to spend $500B to expand rail system by 2020

The high-speed rail network will span more than 18,650 miles under the proposal, which is about 6.5 times the length of a road trip between New York and L.A.

NY MTA's Second Avenue Subway opens for service

Will provide service from 96th Street to 63rd Street and serve more than 200,000 people per day, reducing overcrowding on the Lexington Avenue Line and restoring a transit link to a neighborhood that lost the Second Avenue elevated subways in 1940.

NY MTA CEO Prendergast to step down this month

He oversaw the Second Avenue Subway development since Governor Cuomo appointed him as chairman in 2013.

Energy exec. Klepper to lead new Build America Bureau

The newly created entity within the U.S. DOT streamlines access to federal credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance to project planning, financing, delivery, and monitoring.

Amtrak CEO talks Trump infrastructure plan, future

Other highlights include discussion of air travel vs. train travel and freight railroading and passenger train travel.

VW windfall could help clean up diesel train emissions at Chicago's Union Station

Agreement stipulates the money from the German automaker must be used to reduce lung- and heart-damaging nitrogen oxides emitted by diesel trains, buses, ferries and equipment.

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