Agency assumes So. Fla. rail corridor responsibility

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will receive an additional $11.5 million annually of dedicated funding for assuming dispatch and maintenance of the South Florida Rail Corridor.

NJ Transit seeking deputy executive director

The search began after the ill-fated decision by NJ Transit to leave trains in rail yards in Kearny and Hoboken that ended up underwater during Hurricane Sandy, causing $100 million in damage.

Calif. VTA’s rail layover track plan raises concerns

Critics said putting a light rail layover track inside or next to a park in downtown San Jose would increase noise and congestion, as well as cause safety concerns.

CTA ridership hits 22-year high

Ridership performance in 2012 follows an increase of 2.9% in 2011, making this one of the strongest two-year periods in CTA’s history.

Ore. board discusses rail ballot measure

It would be the first chance for Portland residents to vote on light rail since the passage of a measure in September, which required countywide approval for officials to spend money on rail lines.

FTA streamlines NEPA process

Greater efficiencies will be achieved by allowing communities developing rail, bus, streetcar and ferry transit projects to spend less time and effort preparing documentation, such as environmental assessments, while continuing to ensure the protection of the environment and people’s health.

Minn. light rail plan could lead to more segregation

While the Central Corridor light rail project is expected to significantly improve access to venues across the Twin Cities for residents who live along the corridor, one expert says that government-subsidized housing along the rail route could add to an already racially segregated neighborhood.

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