Bid deadline pushed back for Calif. high-speed project

The authority’s CEO Jeffrey Morales said questions from five consortiums of building firms prompted the authority to set January 18 as the new date by which bids must be submitted for the 28-mile stretch.

Kansas City streetcar project moves ahead

The City of Kansas City Public Works Department submitted an environmental assessment for the project in late September, evaluating project alternatives and potential environmental consequences associated with those alternatives.

Sound Transit taps joint venture for rail extension

The seven-year construction management contract awarded to CH2M Hill and Jacobs Engineering has a value of $75.5 million.

Bombardier begins construction on German bogie center

The site will bring together Bombardier's engineering experts with the necessary tools and means to continue to develop and test the Flexx bogie portfolio to better fulfill customer requirements, in particular in terms of strict certification and homologation processes.

Northeast transit systems working to restore service

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (N.Y. MTA) and NJ Transit workers have begun to inspect, assess and repair of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. N.Y. MTA began partial restoration of bus service. NJ Transit suspended all service until further notice. Maryland MTA will operate light rail, MARC Train, and commuter bus service on their regular schedules Oct. 31.

Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database released

The complete database contains details about connections at more than 7,000 passenger terminals, including the type of connecting facility, the geographic location of the connection and the types of connecting modes.

State audit gives Sound Transit mixed reviews

While the agency’s light rail ridership forecasts seem overly optimistic and its citizen-oversight panel is insubstantial, the agency did adapt well to the recession.

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