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San Francisco MTA extends Central Subway completion date

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image SFMTA's Municipal Railway extension in San Francisco was originally scheduled to enter revenue service this year.Photo – SFMTA

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) earlier this week announced it has extended the completion date for the Central Subway project to summer 2021. 

The project, which would extend the Municipal Railway mostly underground from South of Market to Chinatown in San Francisco, was originally scheduled to enter revenue service this year. 

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FTA to fund $19 million in TOD planning

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image The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced the availability of $19.2 million in grant funding to support comprehensive planning that improves access to public transit.   FTA will provide the competitive grant funds through a pilot program for transit-oriented development (TOD) planning. The grants aim to encourage mixed-used developments near public transportation to encourage transit access and ridership. To apply for the grants, an applicant must be an FTA grantee — either a project sponsor of an eligible transit project or an entity with land use planning authority in the project corridor, FTA officials said in a press release. Transit project sponsors and land use planning authorities also must partner to conduct planning work.   Applications are due Nov. 18.

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ASLRRA honors short lines for safety performance in Central, Pacific regions

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) earlier this month announced winners of its President's Awards for outstanding safety performance in the association's Central and Pacific regions.

"The recipients of our President’s Award lead our industry in safety, striving each and every day to value safety above all competing priorities,” said ASLRRA President Chuck Baker in an ASLRRA newsletter. "Their impressive performance, with either zero reportable accidents, or the best safety rate below the industry average per man-hour of operations, has led the way to record levels of safety performance for the short line industry.”

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Alaska Railroad issues RFQ for dock replacement project

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image The RFQ, which asks interested parties to describe their capabilities and concepts, stems from an extensive Seward Marine Terminal expansion planning project in 2016-17.Photo – alaskarailroad.com

The Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) from entities interested in pursuing a public-private partnership to replace the aging passenger dock and cruise terminal in Seward, Alaska.

The RFQ, which asks interested parties to describe their capabilities and concepts, stems from an extensive Seward Marine Terminal expansion planning project in 2016-17. The effort resulted in a master plan for developing the railroad's Seward Reserve, including docks, terminal facilities and uplands, ARRC officials said in a press release.

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Minneapolis council awards Green Line light-rail contract to Aldridge-Parsons JV

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image Aldridge-Parsons Joint Venture will construct and install overhead catenary lines, traction power and communication systems for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project.Photo – Met Council

The Metropolitan Council yesterday announced that it has awarded the Aldridge-Parsons Joint Venture a $194.4 million contract to build and install systems for a 14.5-mile extension of the Green light-rail line in Minneapolis. 

The contact calls for installation of overhead catenary lines, traction power and communication systems on the Southwest Light-Rail Transit (SWLRT) project, which will connect Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis and serve 16 stations in 2023.

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