CTA Train Derails at O’Hare

March 24, 2014 Railfanning.org News Wire 0

Storify by Todd DeFeo Mon, Mar 24 2014 06:54:16 CTA Train Derails at O’Hare A CTA train on Monday detailed at O’Hare International Airport Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email UPDATE: 32 injured in train derailment at Chicago’s O’Hare airport  http://nbcnews.to/1gRh4Nc  pic.twitter.com/gmmG2YfXyq NBC News@NBCNews @_inamis · · Mon, Mar 24 2014 06:41:44 ReplyRetweetFavorite Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email #BREAKING: NEW PIC: RT @scottkleinberg: @cta Blue

Ga. legislature approves pair of MARTA bills

March 21, 2014 Todd DeFeo 0

ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly has approved a pair of measures related to MARTA’s operations, and the bills await the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal. House Bill 264 would suspend a section of the MARTA Act of 1965 that prohibits the agency from using more than 50 percent of its annual sales and use tax proceeds for operating costs. Should Deal sign the bill into law, the prohibition would be removed until June 30, 2019. The measure would also increase the contract amount for which Board approval is required from $100,000 to $200,000, allowing bonds to be sold through

Mica: SunRail ‘a dramatic evolution step for central Florida’

December 30, 2013 Todd DeFeo 0

Officials in Florida are hoping the new SunRail commuter line will spur economic growth and reduce congestion on Interstate 4. But, when the line opens for service next year, it’ll also be the first step in a larger rail network that may one day include a high-speed rail connection. “This is a dramatic evolution step for central Florida. It’s the first time we’re building a fixed transit system — a regional one — with the ability of being able to connect into high-speed (rail),” The Associated Press quoted U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., as saying. Florida Gov. Rick Scott previously

New York Mayor, Officials Take First Ride on 7 Train Extension

December 23, 2013 Todd DeFeo 0

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials on Friday took the first ride on the 7 line extension, six years after workers started construction. The $2.4 billion project, which is set to be completed next summer, is the first subway expansion project in more than six decades that is funded by the city. The extension of the 7 line is a key component of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, officials contend. With the roughly one-mile-long extension, the 7 line will continue to a new terminus near 34th Street and 11th Avenue on Manhattan’s Far West Side. Currently, the

MARTA Won’t Operate New Atlanta Streetcar

December 13, 2013 Todd DeFeo 0

ATLANTA — MARTA will not operate the new Atlanta streetcar when it begins operations next year, WABE reported. “It’s been over the last year that we pretty much determined that the best way to go about this is using a mechanism other than MARTA,” WABE quoted Tom Weyandt, senior transportation policy adviser for Mayor Kasim Reed, as saying. Added Weyandt: “It has to do with a whole set of cost structures…insurance that we would have to assume for a new service that MARTA could not accommodate under their existing rapid rail operation.” When it opens, the 2.7-mile streetcar line will

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