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Sound Transit purchases ROW for light rail extension

Rail| April 29, 2011
The purchase of the key property from the Port of Seattle supports Sound Transit's work to start construction of East Link in 2015. Included in the purchase package offered by the Port is an easement that provides access to 37 miles of the rail corridor between Woodinville and Renton for other potential high-capacity transit investments in the future.

Denton County 'A-train' begins final testing

Rail| April 28, 2011
Vehicle and equipment testing and crew qualifying are the first phase of operations in preparation for revenue service and began in April in the southern segment between Lewisville and Carrollton. System testing of the segment north of Lewisville Lake will begin in mid-May.
Rail| April 26, 2011

Valley Metro music video campaign educates, entertains riders

Valley Metro's online music video campaign, "Valley Metro Notes," consists of 11 songs from six local bands, showing in an entertaining way how to use the transit system. The campaign is geared toward high school, college students and older, with the caveat of not alienating any other demographic.
Rail| April 26, 2011

FTA awards Minnesota $474M for light rail

The 11-mile Central Corridor light rail line, which includes 18 new stations, 31 new rail cars and a new vehicle maintenance facility in St. Paul, is scheduled to open in 2014.
Rail| April 21, 2011

Sacramento to unveil Green Line by August

New light rail extension includes 1.1 miles of new track and two new stations. The project, which was originally scheduled to open this spring, is estimated to cost $44.4 million and serve about 3,200 daily round-trip passengers.
Rail| April 14, 2011

AECOM to equip Edmonton light rail for $32.5M

The construction phase of the project is scheduled to be complete by December 2013 and service to commence in April 2014.
Bus| April 11, 2011

Vancouver’s TransLink continues rapid transit planning to U. of B.C.

Earlier this month, the transportation authority released seven potential designs for expanded transit to the university, using three different technologies: Bus rapid transit, light rail transit and rail rapid transit.
Rail| April 5, 2011

Oregon using music to thwart rail station crime

Portland has found that playing classical music at the stations discourages loitering and crime. A bill in the Oregon Legislature, if passed, will expand the program to all light rail stops in high-crime areas in three neighboring counties.
Rail| March 31, 2011

Dallas’ DART honored for rail design-build projects

The Design-Build Institute of America presented the agency with its "2011 Transportation Owner of the Year Award" for advancing awareness, understanding and use of the design-build project delivery method in the transportation sector, in particular with its the Orange Line and Blue Line light rail projects.
Rail| March 30, 2011

Honolulu rail opponents hire environmental lawyer

The attorney was hired to sue the City and County of Honolulu and the FTA to stop the $5.5 billion project.

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