Topic : infrastructure improvements

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41 recipients, including MARTA, Chippewa County land TIGER grants

Government Issues| March 12, 2018

More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

Publisher's Perspective: A good year for new service openings, but not funding certainty

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

The New Year that just began should be a good one for the launching of new rail and bus rapid transit lines and extensions to existing networks, with the project schedules we’ll look at below.

Rail| July 26, 2017

Lhota unveils New York City subway action plan

The announcement comes fewer than 30 days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared New York City’s subways to be in a state of emergency and directed Chairman Lhota to provide a plan for immediate action that puts customers first.

Management & Operations| July 17, 2017

Amtrak pleased with week one of Penn Station track work

Crews are replacing aging equipment, such as signals and several thousand feet of track, over a two-month period, leading to the so-called "Summer of Hell."

Management & Operations| July 14, 2017

NY MTA to create customer-facing dashboard to document subway improvements

The creation of the dashboard is part of a road map the MTA is developing to improve subways, which have experienced a 171% increase in delays in the past five years, from 27,495 in April 2012 to 74,668 in April of this year.

Rail| July 5, 2017

[Video] Amtrak's Infrastructure Renewal at New York's Penn Station

Amtrak president/CEO Wick Moorman describes infrastructure renewal efforts underway at New York's Penn Station.

Rail| May 30, 2017

Amtrak announces schedule changes to speed Penn Station track repairs

The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvement of track, switch, and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions.

Rail| May 25, 2017

Amtrak designates developer for $1 billion Chicago Union Station revamp

Approximately 7,500 construction jobs are expected to be developed over the life of the more than $1 billion project, as well as an additional 7,000 to 8,000 permanent jobs.

Rail| May 15, 2017

NJ Transit commuters could lose 25% of rail service during Amtrak repairs

An Amtrak schedule obtained by NJ Advance Media warned that "significant service impacts" will require "service adjustments for NJ Transit" from July 7 to 25 and from August 4 to 28.

Government Issues| February 6, 2017

Multiple scenarios possible in the Trump era

As I mentioned in this space last time, the November election was shaping up to be “quite momentous.” Few people knew what an understatement that was. Just as inconsistent as he has been on many other issues so far, how Donald Trump’s Administration governs public transportation is equally uncertain, and the industry must be ready to cope with the many outcomes.


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