Former Santa Clara VTA chief hired to oversee Honolulu rail project

Michael Burns will be responsible for overseeing the rail project’s finances, as well as the functioning of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board.

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Obama scolds Congress at highway bill signing

Obama, who has long pushed for a multi-year highway bill, said he had no choice but to sign the short-term measure to prevent an interruption of money for roads and bridges during the busy summer construction season.

MBTA leadership team divided into 2 positions

The chief administrator will focus on the fiscal health of the organization, enabling the general manager to focus on improving service for customers.

Pres. Obama nominates former MBTA GM Scott to member of NTSB

In addition to leading the MBTA, Scott was Massachusetts Department of Transportation Rail & Transit Administrator, roles she held from 2012 to April 2015. 

Hillary Clinton tours DART's Platinum-certified Central Station

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority's facility achieved this certification through sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Senate passes long-term transportation bill

The $350 billion long-term bill would make changes to highway, transit, railroad and auto safety programs, but will only pay for the first three years of the six-year bill.

Caltrain electrification project receives $20 million

Key benefits associated with electrifying the 51 miles of rail line between San Francisco and San Jose also include a reduction of greenhouse gases, increased frequency and speed of train service, reduced engine noise, and reduced traffic congestion from automobiles along US 101 and interstate 280.

Civic action, leadership key to transportation innovation, reform, study says

The report studied recent innovations in transportation practice in New York City, Portland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Charlotte and found that local advocacy and civic engagement were a necessary prerequisite for revitalizing urban transportation.

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