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October 14, 2013

Amtrak, Md. MTA complete bathroom accessibility renovation

Included new fixtures and more accessible stalls. The agencies will invest $2.2 million more over the next 18 months on station upgrades, including a new ADA-compliant passenger information display system.


August 21, 2013

Long Island Rail station upgrade enters next phase

Agency is replacing the station platform, canopy, staircases, elevator and escalator as well as the platform waiting room, lighting, public address system and signage at the Massapequa Station.


May 21, 2013

SEPTA completes $8.3M rail station reconstruction

Improvements to the Primos station include a new station building; installation of a "kiss and ride" drop-off area; Americans with Disabilities Act accessible high-level platforms on the inbound and outbound sides of the station; increased parking; and newly landscaped areas.


March 19, 2013

MTA restores historic Bronx subway station

The two-year, $66.5 million project breathed new life into the unique subway station that serves the 2 and 5 lines a link to two major Bronx attractions — the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens.


October 31, 2012

Amtrak partners with Baltimore to upgrade station

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Visit Baltimore, among other project partners, will install a large “Baltimore” sign; a cutting-edge screen to show promotional videos about Baltimore; new landscaping for the hill on the north side of the tracks; and attractive new fencing at the top of the hill.


October 24, 2012

NJ Transit to restore historic rail station for $1.7M

Will upgrade the Watsessing Station building exterior to preserve the historic character of the station; make site improvements surrounding the building at the street and platform levels; and install CCTV cameras, passenger communication systems and updated signage to enhance the overall customer experience.


October 3, 2012

LIRR expands station waiting room hours

The 41 stations will have their waiting room hours extended until 10 PM in the evening on weekdays. LIRR station waiting rooms typically open between 5 AM and 6 AM on weekdays. Prior to the pilot, most station waiting rooms closed by mid-afternoon.


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.


June 22, 2010

ARRA to fund TriMet MAX rail station upgrades

The $740,000 will be used to improve safety, security and fare compliance at the Gresham Central MAX station and stations along the Eastside MAX line.


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