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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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WSP USA projects recognized with three Calif. transportation awards

The Exposition Line Light Rail in Los Angeles received the California Transportation Foundation's Overall Project of the Year award.

City Council approves transfer of Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

The $99 million streetcar opened in December 2014 amid sky-high expectations, but ridership failed to meet expectations in its first year and plummeted nearly 60% after the city began charging $1 to ride.

Honolulu officials submit new light rail plan to FTA

The total project cost included in the new plan remains at $8.165 billion for capital costs exclusive of finance charges, with full revenue service scheduled for December 2025.

Alstom to supply traction system in Chengdu, China

The contract is worth approximately $68.3 million. The line is expected to start revenue service by the end of 2019.

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

The company will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability.

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