Chicago RTA, advocacy group launch commuter challenge

drivelesslivemore.com allows commuters to track their modes of travel, see how they can reduce carbon emissions and become eligible for prizes such as transit rides, a folding bike and a Chicago “Stay-cation” hotel package.

FTA awards $135M grant for Calif. light rail expansion

Sacramento Regional Transit’s South Line Light Rail Expansion project includes four stations and will extend the Blue Line an additional 4.3 miles. It is expected to generate 2,210 new transit trips and nearly 2,000 hours of user benefit on an average weekday.

Vancouver pushes for $2.6B subway line

The rapid-transit line would run underground along the city's second busiest travel corridor, which currently sees about 160,000 daily transit trips. Officials said the subway would be more efficient and less disruptive than streetcar service.

CTA rehabbed Red Line station to open

Stations along the north Red Line are some of the oldest on the system, with most being built in the early 1900s and in need of being rebuilt from the ground up.

BREAKING: Bill Shuster to chair House T&I Committee

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was selected by the House Republican Conference to be the next Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) on Tuesday. He succeeds Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL).

Detroit breaks ground on $6.2M transit facility

The multimodal transit facility in Troy will utilize an existing rail line and is part of a comprehensive plan to connect Metro Detroit and Chicago.

Coalition problems could lose $25M for Mich. transit project

Washtenaw County officials no longer want to be a part of the coalition that would be in charge of coordinating SMART and DDOT bus routes under a proposed bill. Detroit lawmakers are opposed to the zoning and coalition powers in the legislation.

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