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Charlotte Area Transit launches LYNX Blue Line extension

Rail| March 19, 2018

The 9.3-mile extension, coined the Blue Line Extension (BLE) during construction, continues the alignment north from the previous terminus stop at 7th Street Station and now culminates at UNC Charlotte’s main campus.

L.A. Metro breaks ground on section 2 of Purple Line light rail extension

Rail| February 26, 2018

The entire Purple Line Extension project is based on a three-phase construction schedule, which is expected to include $3.6 billion in federal grants.

Rail| February 22, 2018

Sound Transit taps Siemens traction power tech for light rail expansion

The new project extends Siemens existing technology partnership with Sound Transit, having previously provided the same TPSS and MVSS substation infrastructure on the University Link and South Link lines.

Rail| December 12, 2017

LA Metro rail extension project marks tunneling milestone

Angeli, the tunnel boring machine, was lowered into the ground near 1st and Central in late 2016 and began digging the tunnels in early February.

Rail| December 4, 2017

LA Metro breaks ground on $1.5B Gold Line rail extension

The historic ceremony held over the weekend marks the first Measure M-funded rail project to begin construction. 

Management & Operations| December 4, 2017

Mayor unveils LA Metro '28 by 28' Olympic transportation projects initiative

Seventeen projects already are slated for completion before 2028, of which four are Measure R funded and 13 are funded by Measure M. Eight additional accelerated project schedules are deemed “aspirational.”

Rail| August 17, 2017

STV, Mott MacDonald JV lands Sound Transit light rail extension contracts

The team will perform systems construction management services for the $3.7 billion East Link Extension, a 14-mile-long extension, and the $1.9 billion 4.3-mile Northgate Link Extension between the University of Washington at Husky Stadium, the University District, and the Northgate neighborhood.

Rail| July 5, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit resumes full light rail service following 11-day shutdown

Meanwhile, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that engineers have all but dropped a possible light rail line from plans to connect St. Paul's Union Depot to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America in Bloomington

Rail| June 23, 2017

Alstom receives contract for Ottowa light rail expansion

The contract is worth almost $223.9 million and part of an effort to extend the Confederation Line further east by 7.5 miles and west by 9.3 miles.

Rail| May 8, 2017

Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link light rail extension gets $100M fed funding

The funding is the first installment of a potential $1.174 billion FFGA for the project, which in 2023 will extend light rail service from Northgate to Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood, Wash.


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