The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $1.36 billion in federal funding allocations to 16 new and existing transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program.
Hundreds of special invitees got to experience a “Wonka-esque” inaugural ride on North Texas’ new commuter rail line, complete with golden tickets and enthralling views from the line’s 27 miles — nine stops and three cities — from Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.
Shutting down the Hudson River Tunnels to repair the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy without having new tunnels already built would have far-reaching consequences across many sectors of the regional and national economy, according to a new report by Regional Plan Association and Arup.
Transport for London appointed Balfour Beatty to deliver the new London Underground track renewals contract, valued at up to £220 million over four years.
The SEPTA board voted to award HNTB, Inc. a contract to advance engineering of the King of Prussia Rail (KOP Rail) extension of the Norristown High Speed Line.
The Orange County Transportation Authority received a $149 million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the OC Streetcar Project in Orange County, Calif. This is the first modern streetcar to receive a New Starts FFGA.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the More MARTA Atlanta program, which represents the region’s largest transit investment in more than four decades.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to advance the process to build a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport. The new law will allow multiple potential alignments to be considered during an upcoming environmental review.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the award of a $75 million grant to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority for the Tacoma Link Extension Project.