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NJ Transit chief defends Gov.’s decision to end ARC

Posted on April 12, 2012

NEWARK, N.J.  — NJ Transit executive director Jim Weinstein defended Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to scrap the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel, telling The Star-Ledger the project was terminated based on a recommendation from a committee headed by Weinstein and that New Jersey couldn’t afford it.

However a Government Accountability Office report said that the governor inflated the cost estimates of the Hudson River rail tunnel project. For the full story, click here.

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FTA awards $1B federal grant for San Diego trolley extension

The extension will improve access to employment hubs and numerous educational and medical facilities north of downtown, making it easier for people to travel throughout the city.

Brookville delivers first of six Detroit M-1 RAIL streetcars

The streetcar’s early arrival marks the second early delivery by Brookville this year. Two option vehicles were delivered to Dallas Area Rapid Transit six months ahead of contractual delivery this summer.

Michael Baker names Sepulveda to VP, rail-transit post

For the last five years, Don Sepulveda has served as the executive officer of regional rail for Los Angeles Metro, where he developed a $2.5-billion rail program.

Cubic, partners innovate gateless train station tech to speed passenger management

Is working in partnership with Go Ahead Group, Mövement Strategies, Maynard Group and Bristol Robotics Laboratory to develop a concept demonstrator based on advanced ticket detection technologies that can be integrated into a single gateless system.

FRA awards $25M in grants to upgrade safety railroad crossings, stations

Received 40 eligible applications requesting $67.5 million, nearly three times the $25 million that Congress provided in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act that funds DOT.

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