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November 25, 2013

Amtrak Calif. lines hit record ridership

Over the past 10 years, ridership on the Pacific Surfliner, the second-busiest rail corridor in the nation, and the San Joaquin, the fifth-busiest, increased by nearly one million passengers, and ticket revenues skyrocketed from $44 million to $102 million.


August 28, 2013

Calif. rail crossing project delivered under budget, ahead of schedule

Transportation officials estimate the project will deliver $241 million in travel time savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34,000 tons annually.


May 1, 2013

Nippon Sharyo expands Ill. production facility

In the new facility, major parts and components for the car body will be manufactured using U.S. made raw material.


October 24, 2012

Calif. opens three new L.A. Union Station tracks, platform

Passenger rail service has increased from six daily trains to 22 daily trains, since Caltrans began managing Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner corridor.


June 5, 2012

Caltrans awards $350M to state transit projects

Nearly 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout California. The grants are funded through transportation bond Proposition 1B.


December 21, 2011

Metrolink, Caltrans post train commute times on freeway

Train and highway travel times are being displayed weekdays on the northbound Interstate 5 and westbound State Route 91 electronic signs located closest to the Anaheim and Fullerton train stations.


April 28, 2011

FRA awards Caltrans $100M for Amtrak upgrades

The funds enable Caltrans to add new bi-level equipment, including 27 new railcars to accommodate a significant increase in ridership on the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner rail corridors.


April 13, 2011

IBM venture to help commuters avoid congestion using predictive data

Partnership with Caltrans and UC Berkeley will analyze real-time traffic patterns and individual commuter travel history to forecast faster and safer routes.


March 31, 2011

Caltrans awards $78M to transit, air quality projects

Funding comes from a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion to improve public transit in California.


July 22, 2010

OCTA taps Caltrans’ Beil for capital programs

Jim Beil, Caltrans deputy district director of Capital Outlay Programs, will begin his new post at OCTA on Aug. 16. Will be responsible for directing the delivery of highway, rail and transit capital projects.


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