N.Y. MTA brings back limited rail, subway service

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad are back in operation in some areas. Thousands of MTA workers are still out across the entire 5,000 square mile service region inspecting and repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Honolulu voters favor rail again

The latest shift in public support, with half of surveyed voters now on board with the project, comes primarily from Filipino-Americans and working-age voters. Three months ago, only 44% of Oahu voters polled said work on the project should continue.

Amtrak partners with Baltimore to upgrade station

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and Visit Baltimore, among other project partners, will install a large “Baltimore” sign; a cutting-edge screen to show promotional videos about Baltimore; new landscaping for the hill on the north side of the tracks; and attractive new fencing at the top of the hill.

Denver RTD’s FasTracks honored for management, improvement

Presented with Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence’s Timberline Award for its demonstration of a fact-based, systematic evaluation and improvement process, and organizational learning, including innovation that results in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of key processes.

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.

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