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Contract for Indianapolis Transit Center Awarded

August 29, 2014 - in Construction, Transit, Transportation

The IndyGo Board of Directors awarded the contract for construction of the agency's Downtown Transit Center to Bloomington-based Weddle Bros. Building Group, LLC. "The award of the construction contract represents a significant milestone for the transit center…

Federal Officials Approve Plans for Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Replacement

The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one step closer to replacement. On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision…

Los Angeles Approves Metro Rail Link to LAX

In a unanimous vote, the county's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors agreed to proceed with further study of a proposed $200-million…

New AASHTO Design Guide to Improve Planning and Integration of Transit Facilities in the Roadway Environment

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), has created a first of its kind design guide to help transportation planners successfully integrate transit facilities into the roadway environment. The Guide for Geometric Design…

The Twin Cities to Host Rail-Volution Conference – Livable and Transit-oriented Communities

More than a 1,000 transportation and urban planners will descend on America’s most bicycle-friendly city in September for Rail-Volution, the nation’s premiere conference on livable and transit-orientated communities. This is the first time in Rail-Volution’s…

Three Big Benefits of Real-time Transit Data

August 18, 2014 - in Transit

Real-time transit data—and the mobile applications that use it to tell riders where a bus is at any given moment—is changing the waiting game in ways that experts are only starting to measure in hard numbers. "While this strategy does not actually improve…

Phoenix Mayor Wants to Triple Light Rail

August 13, 2014 - in Transit, Transportation

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to triple Metro light rail's mileage over the next 30 years. But do to that, the city would likely need to go back to voters to fund it. So Phoenix leaders on Tuesday announced that they have formed a citizen committee to draft…

Chicago Transit Authority Receives $35 Million in Federal Funding for Red Line Work

August 6, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority has received a nice down payment on what it hopes will be a big and recurring stream of federal funds to help rebuild the aging Red and Purple L lines. A total of $120 million in fiscal 2014 money had been set aside for core capacity…

New App Could Help Helsinkians Go Car Free

August 4, 2014 - in Transit, Transportation

Finland's capital, Helsinki, is about to launch a program that could virtually eliminate car ownership and give its residents the ability to plot an on-demand commute from their phones.   It's mostly the vision of Sonja Heikkilä, a 24-year-old Helsinki…

Transit Agencies Get Creative with Real Estate Development

July 30, 2014 - in Land Development, Planning, Transit

Transit agencies in the U.S. looking to expand rail lines are getting into the real-estate-development business to raise revenue. In Atlanta, the regional transit agency is considering three possible expansion plans for its rail line, which opened in 1979…