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May 5, 2014

Former transportation Rep. Jim Oberstar dies

The former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who represented northeastern Minnesota for 36 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, died on Saturday at age 79. He helped pass key federal legislation, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


March 3, 2014

U.S. DOT report points to need for more infrastructure investment

All levels of government would need to spend between $123.7 billion and $145.9 billion per year to both maintain and improve the condition of roads and bridges alone, according to a new report.


November 26, 2013

New Mo. railroad bridge eliminates last chokepoint

The $28 million project received $22.6 million in ARRA funding under the U.S. DOT’s High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program and was the largest ARRA project in the state.


October 23, 2013

Oregon introduces 2 new Talgo Series 8 trainsets

State DOT has spent $38.4 million for the purchase of the trainsets and another $6 million for consultants, spare parts, testing and the addition of Wi-Fi.


June 24, 2013

Massachusetts transit unveils $5.2M bus terminal

Includes an enclosed, climate-controlled passenger waiting area, five off-street bus bays to accommodate 14 bus routes that serve approximately 3,500 riders each day, a full-service ticket counter, public restrooms and space for a future coffee shop. The new center replaces a small mobile trailer that had been a temporary fix since 2006.


June 10, 2013

Neb.-based R.Y.D.E. opens new facility

Service is provided through the Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve access to transportation, education, housing and medical care for people living in rural communities in south central Nebraska.


June 7, 2013

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority awards $985M contract

The board also voted to transfer full leadership and funding for rail planning in the Altamont Corridor to the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission


June 27, 2012

SEPTA completes $30M subway stations revamp

Modernized two 1920s-era subway stations. This project was one of 32 the agency embarked on with $191 million in ARRA funding. The Spring Garden-Girard station was SEPTA's largest stimulus initiative.


May 18, 2012

Iowa opens $137M multimodal project

The Historic Millwork District multimodal improvement project provides more transportation options and reconstructed the street networks to better serve a broad range of users, including drivers, public transportation, pedestrians, bicyclists, seniors, children and people with disabilities.


May 15, 2012

Maine DOT unveils new Amtrak station platforms

The $38.3 million project was completed in preparation for the expansion of Amtrak’s Downeaster line, which will begin serving Brunswick and Freeport, Maine this fall.


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