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Md. gubernatorial candidate advocates for high-speed rail

If elected, Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler will form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., saying that the commuting option would encourage more families to move to Baltimore.

Sound Transit completes $1.9B Seattle rail tunnel link

There are now twin tunnels running 3.1 miles between downtown Seattle and the University of Washington. The contractor team, JCM U-Link Joint Venture, mined two tunnels about a mile long between the site of the future Capitol Hill Station and downtown Seattle. The project is about halfway complete and scheduled to open in 2016.

Va. Gov.: $300M for Dulles endangers 40 projects

Democrats have threatened to block a two-year, $85 billion budget proposal for a third time if additional money isn’t added for Metro’s expansion to Washington Dulles International Airport.

D.C. court ruling overturns Charter Rule in Wash.

Sen. Patty Murray’s, (D-Wash.) provision in a Senate Appropriations bill that allowed King County Metro Transit to provide transportation to sporting and other events was ruled legal, overturning a previous ruling that determined taxpayer money could not be used for public transit to private events.