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Skanska venture gets LA Purple Line contract The Skanska joint venture including Traylor Brothers, Inc. and J.F. Shea Construction has been awarded a $1.6 billion design-build contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to extend the Metro Purple Line.

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The Chicago Transit Authority has released two operator’s-view cab ride videos of its Red Line. The high-definition videos are posted to YouTube and cover the line northbound to Howard and southbound to 95th/Dan Ryan with on-screen text identifying each station stop....
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As expected, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 officially opened its Fulton Street Transit Center, linking nine (eventually to be 11) subway lines and related facilities in lower Manhattan. Subway riders and other pedestrians in downtown Manhattan,...
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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco Section has given Parsons the 2014 Construction Project of the Year award for the $361 million Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Oakland International Airport Connector design-build project. In 2010, Parsons, as...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Red Line’s Wayside Energy Storage Substation (WESS) Project at the Westlake/MacArthur Park Subway station is producing a 20% savings in energy consumption, according to supplier VYCON, which designs and manufactures environmentally friendly,...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems $9 million contract to upgrade its TAP universal fare collection system. The contract, an add-on to the original Universal Fare System (UFS) contract awarded to Cubic in 2002...

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems $9 million contract to upgrade its TAP universal fare collection system. The contract, an add-on to the original Universal Fare System (UFS) contract awarded to Cubic in 2002...
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Toronto residents on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 elected John Tory as the 65th mayor of Canada's largest city, generating cautious optimism among rail industry observers. Tory, a former business executive, will assume office on Dec. 1, garnering 40% of the...
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New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 that its new Fulton Street Transit Center, serving 11 subway lines and related facilities in lower Manhattan, will open to the public on Nov. 10 at 5:00 a.m. A ceremony marking...
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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has named National Transportation Safety Board Managing Director David L. Mayer as the agency’s new Chief Safety Officer. “This new position was created to reinforce safety as the top priority for all MTA agencies...
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Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) says its $130 million smart-card payment system, now dubbed "SEPTA Key," will be implemented on Philadelphia-area buses and subways beginning early next year, with implementation on light rail transit operations to follow. SEPTA regional rail service...