U.S. voters approved 33 of 48 local and statewide public transit measures for a current Election Day passage rate of 69 percent based on unofficial election results.
Transit-oriented development near DART Rail, like CityLine and the continued growth in the Cedars south of downtown Dallas, is driving the North Texas economic boom with more than $7 billion in economic impact from new or planned construction within a quarter mile of rail stations.
Sound Transit selected HDR to complete final design of an urban rail-transit project known as the Tacoma Link Expansion. Numerous special characteristics differentiate it from other lines in Sound Transit's Link system. They include smaller scale vehicles, shared traffic lanes and simplified urban platforms.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) received proposals from four real estate development firms in response to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of the Providence Intermodal Transit Center, a facility that will integrate bus and train service with parking and other economic development opportunities.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced that Seattle’s King County Metro, Portland’s TriMet, and Miami-Dade County have joined NACTO as the association’s newest transit agency members, weeks after New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) joined the association.
The MBTA is seeking letters of interest from firms that may want to provide services for the Green Line Extension (GLX) project. This step initiates the process for engaging potential bidders in the design and construction industry in the next phase of the project.
Skanska announced that Mid-Coast Transit Contractors — a joint venture of Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog and Skanska — was awarded a $921.8 million construction manager/general contractor contract from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to construct the Mid-Coast Trolley. Stacy and Witbeck is the joint venture lead; Parsons Brinkerhoff, Kimley Horn and HDR are the designers for the project.