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Tai Ginsberg and Pike Associates to Merge
The boutique lobby shop Pike Associates will merge with the larger lobbying firm Tai Ginsberg & Associates, both offices announced today.
Intercity rail providers form new CIRCLE advocacy coalition
The coalition consists of CCJPA, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency and SJJPA who aim to raise awareness of the state’s growing passenger rail system.
Duckworth, Durbin, Underwood Announce $5 Million for Plainfield's 143rd Street Extension
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) today announced that the Village of Plainfield has been awarded $5 million in federal funding to construct the eastern extension of 143rd Street, which will help alleviate traffic and improve safety for vehicles traveling through and within the Village. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program.
Op-Ed: Transparent and responsive cost sharing is the key ingredient for intercity passenger rail
Amtrak’s national state-supported route policies must be reformed to unlock the potential of state-supported intercity rail in the United States.
Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Wins $20 Million USDOT Grant
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $20 Million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant for the Stockton Diamond Grade Separation Project. It is one of two awards to the State of California during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 cycle and the only rail project in the United States to be selected.
Sens. Durbin, Duckworth Announce $12M FRA Grant for Metra
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced Wednesday that Metra will receive $12,482,600 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for rail improvements.
Metra awarded $17.8 million in federal funds to rebuild 120-year-old Irving Park rail bridge
Metra is getting $17.8 million in federal money to rebuild the rail bridge over Milwaukee Avenue by the Grayland Station in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood.