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April 9, 2014

Northeast Corridor contributes $50B yearly to economy, report says

Report details how the corridor, carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset. It also calculates that a loss of the corridor for one day would cost nearly $100 million in transportation-related impacts and productivity.


January 21, 2014

L.A. breaks ground on $2B rail line to airport

The Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor project consists of a new 8.5-mile light rail line, eight new transit stations, and three park and ride facilities. TIFIA provided a $545.9 million loan and the project also is expected to receive approximately $130 million in other federal funds.


September 25, 2013

Indiana DOT begins rail service talks with Amtrak

The estimate that Amtrak provided in May to keep the Hoosier State passenger rail service in operation is $2.963 million annually. Divided among each one-way passenger, this is approximately $80 in government support for each $24 ticket.


September 5, 2013

Feds to resume sending funds to Calif. transits

Billions of dollars tabbed for transit projects were being withheld amid a dispute over cuts to public employee pension benefits.


August 14, 2013

Billions in transportation funding imperiled by new Calif. pension law

Officials say law appears to violate federal mass transit grant regulation, which requires agencies to protect employees' collective bargaining rights.


August 14, 2013

Feds award Houston Metro $189M for light rail

The transit system will spend the money completing the 5.3 mile North/Red Line extension and the 6.6 mile-Southeast/Purple Line.


August 6, 2013

Nashville BRT reroute would end project, MTA chief says

Diverting from the current 7.1-mile route would reduce efficiency and increase travel times, according to the agency's CEO Paul Ballard.


July 17, 2013

Feds halt review of $5.5B loan for Vegas-to-Calif. HSR

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) have both raised concerns about the project. Their staffs were told that there are still “serious issues” with the application and “significant uncertainties” about the project.


June 26, 2013

Wash. breaks ground on $46M rail station project

Includes two new platforms; a parking lot with long-term parking for Amtrak patrons; an improved pedestrian underpass and enhanced passenger amenities, creating a modernized train station for Amtrak Cascades, Sound Transit commuter rail, and King County Metro Transit Bus customers.


June 12, 2013

Ill. mayor calls for more rail support

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for Springfield’s economy.


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