Opinion – Stop digging: We have to build a cheaper, smarter Hudson tunnel

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; March 25, 2019 Two components of Amtrak’s Gateway boondoggle — plans to…

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Editorial Opinion: New York and New Jersey need a Plan B for the Hudson rail tunnel

By The Post Editorial Board; New York Post; March 18, 2019 With Team Trump blocking funds for a new cross-Hudson…

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Senate Banking Committee approves Thelma Drake’s nomination to lead the Federal Transit Administration

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Tanya Snyder and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; March 15, 2019 — The Senate…

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New York City Gateway Tunnel Gets Dose of Cold Water From Washington

By Elise Young and Henry Goldman, Bloomberg; February 20, 2019 The federal spending bill signed last week by President Donald…

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Politico Morning Transportation: The secretary and the senator

By SAM MINTZ, With help from Brianna Gurciullo and Ryan Hutchins, Politico Morning Transportation; February 19, 2019 — Emails obtained…

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House of Representatives bill would allow states to count fed loans toward infrastructure financing share

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 31, 2019 U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) has introduced a bill that aims to make…

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THURSDAY UPDATE: Washington’s Merry-Go-Round on ‘Stop’

Editor’s Note: The original version of this story, published yesterday, January 2nd, indicated there were many unfilled presidential appointments because…

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In Congress, it’s Hail Mary time

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 11, 2018 In the people’s company town of…

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Minnesota: $2 billion Minneapolis-Eden Prairie light-rail project cleared to begin construction

By Staff, Pioneer Press; November 14, 2018 A federal agency has given a key approval to the Southwest Light Rail…

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Federal Transit Administration demands Honolulu transit agency to address funding shortfalls

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 27, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has asked the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation…

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Congress moving toward Chinese railcar ban: Eno

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; August 7, 2018 The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have each…

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New York and New Jersey: Trump administration raises more red flags on Hudson River tunnel project

By Will Bredderman, Crain’s New York Business; July 17, 2018 There’s no tunnel at the end of the light yet.…

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Federal Transit Administration shift on federal loans creates anxiety

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Brianna Gurciullo, Lauren Gardner, Tanya Snyder and Alex Guillén, Politico Morning Transportation; July 13,…

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Federal Transit Administration issues final rule on private investment project procedures

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Editor, RT&S Magazine; May 30, 2018 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a final rule aimed at…

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House committee OKs $2.6 billion for Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grant program

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 29, 2018 The U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week approved a $71.8 billion transportation, housing…

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More politics related to New York/New Jersey Gateway Tunnel Project

By LAUREN GARDNER, With help from Stephanie Beasley, Brianna Gurciullo and Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; April 18, 2018 GATEWAY’S…

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From the editor of Progressive Railroading Magazine: Batory to use data-driven decision making as FRA administrator

By Pat Foran, Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 2018 About seven months after he’d been nominated, longtime railroader Ron Batory…

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Washington, D.C.: Federal Transit Administration finds tracks in ‘black condition’ but Metro routinely reclassifies them, keeping them in service

By Faiz Siddiqui, The Washington Post; March 3, 2018 For three consecutive months, federal inspectors warned of deteriorating rail ties…

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FTA lowers rating for Gateway tunnels

By Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 15, 2018 A revision by the Federal Transit Administration lowering the…

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Thelma Drake next Federal Transit Administrator

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; February 14, 2018 The White House announced late on Feb. 13 that…

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Forget Amtrak. The private sector can save the New York/New Jersey Gateway tunnel

By Martin Klepper, Crain’s New York Business; February 2, 2018 The Trump administration is at odds with New York and…

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South Florida: The Wave streetcar system in Fort Lauderdale gets crucial boost in federal funding

By Brittany Wallman, South Florida Sun Sentinel; October 9, 2017 The federal government has released $60.8 million to help build…

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