U.S., Massachusetts: Federal money to be used for Worcester’s Union Station platform project

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Staff, Telegram.com; July 31, 2020 WORCESTER — The Worcester Redevelopment Authority board voted Friday to authorize the…

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U.S. OP-ED: Happy 56th birthday to federal funding for public transportation

By Larry Penner, Mass Transit Magazine; July 9, 2020 July 2020 marks the 56th Anniversary of federal government support for…

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U.S., Massachusetts: Waiver sought to speed Union Station platform project in Worcester

By Nick Kotsopoulos, Telegram & Gazette Staff, Telegram.com; April 16, 2020 WORCESTER – The Worcester Redevelopment Authority is seeking a…

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Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s West Lake Corridor Project cleared to enter New Starts Engineering phase

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; October 8, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation…

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Gateway drug: An application seeking billions from the feds for a Hudson tunnel project between New Jersey and New York is chock full of misrepresentations

By The Editorial Board, New York Daily News; October 7, 2019 Forty five days ago, on Aug. 23, the Port…

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New York and New Jersey: The Hudson Tunnel Projects trims $1.4 billion with new financial plan

A Press Release From the Gateway Program, Mass Transit Magazine; August 26, 2019 The project cost for the construction of…

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Here’s Why We’ve Failed to Figure Out Why Infrastructure Costs So Much

By Josh Barro, Intelligencer, New York Magazine; July 24, 2019 Last year, in a provision tucked away in an appropriations…

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Texas: Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets major federal grant to help it build longer train station platforms

By Teresa Gubbins, culturemap Dallas; June 27, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit just received a significant grant that will help…

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Federal Transit Administration allocates $300M to Transbay project

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 21, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) just announced that the Transbay Corridor…

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Opinion – Gateway’s numbers don’t add up: New York and New Jersey have to put in some real money

By Larry Penner, New York Daily News; April 23, 2019 Politicians in New York and New Jersey have been denouncing…

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Federal Transit Administration gives favorable rating to proposed Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District commuter-rail extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 26, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District…

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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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