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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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Seattle moving forward with Center City Connector streetcar project

In the coming months, agency will be updating the design specifications for streetcar vehicles.

NJ TRANSIT submits revised financial plan for Portal North Bridge Project

The moves comes after feedback from FTA and U.S. DOT on a previous submission, making more local money available for the project while keeping costs in check. 

MBTA begins replacement of Chelsea Commuter Rail Station

Serving the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line, the current station is inconvenient for transfers to other modes of service.

Metra will hold fares steady, budget $2.6B for capital improvements

As it does every year, the agency searched for ways to control or reduce its operating costs to head off the need for a fare increase.

LIRR rolls out newest fleet of railcars

The new cars incorporate and improve upon the most successful and popular features of the MTA’s two recent electric car fleets.

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