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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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Metra receives final Electric Highliners

Completes 2010's 160-car purchase to outfit the line with a completely new and modern fleet.

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In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

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Honolulu's rail executive director/CEO resigns

Dan Grabauskas will be paid the final year of contract as part of the separation agreement, a total of $282,250. The board appointed HART board member Mike Formby as acting CEO, effective immediately.

Sound Transit adding cell service in light rail tunnels

Cell service providers in Seattle can access the system through license agreements with Mobilitie, which is funding and maintaining the network under an agreement with Sound Transit.

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