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SEPTA completes $30M subway stations revamp

Modernized two 1920s-era subway stations. This project was one of 32 the agency embarked on with $191 million in ARRA funding. The Spring Garden-Girard station was SEPTA's largest stimulus initiative.

Iowa opens $137M multimodal project

The Historic Millwork District multimodal improvement project provides more transportation options and reconstructed the street networks to better serve a broad range of users, including drivers, public transportation, pedestrians, bicyclists, seniors, children and people with disabilities.

Mass. opens ARRA-funded transit facilities

The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient John W. Olver Intermodal Center in Greenfield, Mass., will improve access to Amtrak. Meanwhile, the new 350-space parking garage at the North Leominster Commuter Rail Station is one of several improvement projects along MBTA’s Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line.

Md. transit unveils new hybrid buses

Montgomery County Ride On’s 12 new hybrid electric-diesel buses and clean-diesel bus were purchased with $6.6 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Las Vegas previews 2 new BRT routes

The new Henderson & Downtown Express route and the Boulder Highway Express route were funded in part by ARRA and will provide faster service and enhanced connectivity throughout Southern Nevada. Both routes are scheduled to begin service on Sept. 18.

RIPTA debuts hybrid trolleys

Manufactured by Gillig Bus, in partnership with Cable Car Classics, each vehicle seats approximately 32 passengers and cost $696,959.50. FTA grants funded the base cost of the trolleys, and ARRA covered the incremental cost of the hybrid propulsion system.

Chicago to ease rail congestion with $126M ARRA grant

The Illinois DOT will invest the funds in the Englewood Flyover, a grade separation project south of Chicago Union Station that eliminates one of the most delay-prone intersections in the entire Amtrak system. It separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor.

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