September 25, 2013
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
Billions of dollars tabbed for transit projects were being withheld amid a dispute over cuts to public employee pension benefits.
August 14, 2013
Officials say law appears to violate federal mass transit grant regulation, which requires agencies to protect employees' collective bargaining rights.
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
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
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
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
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.
Looking into ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a $2.6 billion rail line through Baltimore. The line may be in competition with the proposed Purple Line, which would run through the Washington, D.C. suburbs, for federal funds.
May 24, 2013
Will help the four major transit agencies in New York and New Jersey that sustained the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy. Nearly one-third of the money is set aside to help the agencies begin investing in resiliency projects to help ensure that their transit assets are better able to withstand future disasters, such as major floods.
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