Construction Begins on Livingston Avenue Rail Bridge Replacement

Construction has begun on a $634.8 million project to replace the Livingston Avenue Rail Bridge, which will replace the Civil War-era passenger rail bridge spanning the Hudson River between the cities of Albany and Rensselaer and provide a “modern crossing that will improve service and reliability along New York State’s Empire Corridor and throughout the entire Northeast.”

“The quality of our intercity passenger rail services has a major impact not only on the experiences of millions of riders but also on the economic vitality of our communities as well as our efforts to combat climate change,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

FRA: $153MM Available for R&E Grant Program

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on July 12 issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) that makes available more than $153 million in funding for the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grant Program.

Meet VIA Rail’s One-Off Lumi Trainset

As reported on June 27, 2024 by Railway Age, the 18th of 32 Siemens Venture trainsets was delivered to VIA Rail’s Montreal Maintenance Center in a new, never-before-seen livery, which now has

Transit Briefs: WMATA, Caltrain, Amtrak

Auto doors are now operating on all of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) rail lines. Also, Caltrain is offering customized service alerts; and Amtrak increases Northeast Regional service at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), improves Ethan Allen Express with faster trips, and announces that Borealis ridership has topped 18,500 in its first full month of service.

CalSTA: Nearly $2B for Public Transit

California Governor Gavin Newsom on July 8 announced the approval of more than $1.9 billion to support public transportation agencies. The funding, which was approved by the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) is the first wave of funding from the transit recovery package in the 2023-24 state budget, which the state had promised to deliver by April 30 but that had “suddenly been delayed by the administration on May 1,” according to a Streetsblog California report.

GDC Secures Hudson Tunnel Project FFGA

The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) on July 8 signed a $6.88 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Hudson Tunnel Project (HTP) and closed on

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Railway Age: July 2024 Digital Edition On Line

The July 2024 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with a midyear report on the state of the freight rail industry, plus the Car & Locomotive Repair Directory, our 53rd annual one-stop reference.

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People News: Stadler, HDR

Stadler US General Counsel and Chief of Staff Lucy Andre takes on the role of CEO. Also, Kwadwo Atta joins HDR as Southeast Transit Leader.