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Commuter Rail

LaHood: $75 Million to Extend Light Rail in Arizona

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood last month announced a $75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to build a 3.1-mile light rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe. LaHood was joined at the event by Congressman Ed Pastor, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff and local officials. “The Obama Administration is committed to bringing more public transportation choices to fast-growing cities like Mesa,” LaHood said. “By investing in this light rail project, we are helping thousands of workers, seniors, students and others in Maricopa County connect with jobs, medical

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Southern Museum’s Annual Trains Event Attracts Railfans, Hobbyists and Families

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will kick off its packed 2013 calendar of events with a family day focusing on all aspects of trains and featuring a model train expo. The “Trains, Trains, Trains” event will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in the museum’s Jolley Education Center and throughout the museum. This family friendly event will feature crafts, tips and techniques for building a home layout and a variety of different model train layouts that can be operated by children of all ages. The daylong event