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Réseau de transport métropolitain rebranding itself as exo

The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) officially rebranded itself as exo May 23.

 

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ACE to BART rail connection project receives planning grant

Officials announced last week California's approval of a $750,000 grant for planning efforts to connect the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail systems.

 

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RAC reiterates need for dedicated shortline railroad capital funding

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is calling on the government of Canada and its provinces to support programs that provide shortline railroads with dedicated funding for infrastructure investment.

There have been two high-profile shortline rail issues in Canada in the past year with the closing of the Hudson Bay Rail Line in Manitoba due to flood damage and the recently announced plans to cease operations on the Huron Central Railway in Northern Ontario.

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NYCT’s Byford: Now is the time to think big

MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford on May 23 revealed "Fast Forward: The Plan to Modernize NYCT," an estimated $19 billion* program described as "a comprehensive plan to completely modernize every major aspect of the organization and its services, from subways to buses to accessibility to corporate culture."

 

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DHS issues NOFO for security grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs, totaling $1.6 billion.

There are a total of $198 million in grants available in three categories related to rail activities. These include:

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