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News February 10, 2016
A proposed passenger rail line linking Fort Worth, Texas, with Atlanta, Ga., is in the works for the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority and is projected to open in three years.   The rail line will span 815 miles between the two major cities and will not be a high-speed rail with a top...
News February 09, 2016
I-405 express toll lanes are generating over three times more money than the state of Washington originally forecasted. Washington state law requires that the money collected from the tolls must be reinvested in I-405.   Drivers spent $3.7 million between September 2015 and December 2015, with...
News February 08, 2016
New Jersey Transit and its unions are preparing to go on strike March 13 over pay and health benefits, effectively shutting down train service, crippling the region’s transportation system. The impending strike would make it impossible for New York and New Jersey area commuters to get to work.  ...
News February 05, 2016
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a $2.5 billion plan this week to run an electric streetcar system along the city’s waterfront between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn, stretching some 16 miles over all.   The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will be the one of the largest urban...
News February 04, 2016
Urban Engines, a Google Ventures-backed startup in based in Los Altos, Calif., is trying to go large with its software, called the “Space/Time Engine,” which aggregates real-time traffic data and feeds it into predictive models. The goal of the software is to give users the ability to see what...
News February 04, 2016
After five years of unsuccessful negotiations with NJ Transit, a coalition of 17 rail unions appears to be on the brink of what is being called a “soft strike” in next month. The last NJ Transit work stoppage took place in March 1983, when employees walked off for 34 days.   The rail unions have...
News February 03, 2016
According to a study released by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, expansion of the Atlanta, Ga., area’s MARTA rail system, tagged at $8 billion, could provide new access to transit for nearly 600,000 workers and simultaneously inject $5.2 billion into the region’s economy.   The study, conducted by...
News February 01, 2016
A new app developed by Urban Engines—founded by a group of former Google engineers and Stanford researchers—allows transit agencies to determine the most efficient way of getting from Point A to Point B.    Urban Engines pulls a wide variety of data and the app will offer different combinations of...
News February 01, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) opened the first 3.14-mile section of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway toll road project in Orlando, with that part of S.R. 429 becoming the first in the central Florida area to only use electronic tolling.   The toll on that first parkway segment is...
News January 29, 2016
The auto industry is pushing for the regulation of fully autonomous vehicles as opposed to the proposal that only allows vehicles to operate themselves if a licensed driver is behind the wheel and ready to take over.   At a public workshop in Sacramento, Calif., the California Department of Motor...
News January 26, 2016
The Niagara Falls International Railway Station and Transportation Center has been in the works for nearly a decade, but completion is now in sight. The new station could be ready as soon as May once the final phase of the project is completed.   Scrufari Construction of Niagara Falls won the $22.7...
News January 20, 2016
With the most challenging part behind them, the M-1 Rail is still due for an early 2017 opening. Originally, the rail was to be up and running this fall. It was delayed due to expected testing time, Dan Lijana, M-1 communications officer said.   The most strenuous part of construction happened...
News January 19, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is exploring a road user charging (RUC) system as an alternative to the gas tax.   HDOT awarded a contract to D’Artagnan to conduct a state-wide feasibility study of RUC. D’Artagnan will research and assess the current road finance situation and trends...
News January 11, 2016
TransLoc has partnered with Uber in order to better ally itself with public transit agencies. The partnership is intended to marry the strengths of public transit with the convenience and reliability of ride-sharing applications such as Uber.   TransLoc, which builds technology products for public...
News January 07, 2016
The Sound Transit Light Rail line set to open by the end of March 2016, allowing quick travel between the University of Washington, Capitol hill and Sea-Tac Airport.  The project has been stalled in the planning phase for 20 years, ever since voters approved the plan in 1996 and was originally...
News January 04, 2016
General Motors Co. announced today that it is investing $500 million in the ride-sharing company Lyft Inc.   GM gets a seat on Lyft's board as part of the partnership, which could speed the development of on-demand, self-driving cars.   The two companies will soon open numerous U.S. hubs where Lyft...
News December 30, 2015
Archaeological discoveries made this past May have, according to officials, added seven months and $5 million in protracted costs to Indianapolis’ IndyGo Downtown bus transit center project.   The transit center, which when completed with be a hub for most of the city's bus lines, is now on pace to...
News December 17, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration this week ordered Washington D.C. Metro to address a list of more than 200 safety issues, some of which date back to 2000, that agency officials were aware of but may not have resolved. Such issues range from the small (out-of-date fire extinguishers) to the...
News December 17, 2015
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released a set of proposed guidelines that could put ordinary people behind the wheel of autonomous vehicles, a move those in the business of developing driverless technology are concerned will hamper AV development and initiative within the state...
News December 16, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened the eastbound toll lane on I-70 to traffic. The lane is 13 miles long and cost $78 million to build.  The lane officially opened at 9:06 a.m. and traffic flow was reported to be steady and flowing.    The toll lane is intended to provide...
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