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CCRTA
CCRTA BOARD of Directors and leadership were joined by political and
community stakeholders to break ground on the Port Ayers Transfer Station
reconstruction.
Corpus Christi Regional Transportation
Authority celebrates transfer
station groundbreaking
Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) commemorated
the groundbreaking for the reconstruction of its Port Ayers Transfer
Station. The fiesta-themed celebration was at the upcoming location for the
CCRTA's second-busiest transfer station, which is adjacent to the transfer
station's current setting. In November 2019, CCRTA was awarded a $7.2
million federal grant through the Buses and Bus Facilities - 5339(b) program
to improve several capital projects, including the Port Ayers Transfer
Station, CCRTA Operations Center parking lots and two stops at a higher
education facility's campus in development. Port Ayers Transfer Station
is a central hub for transportation disadvantaged individuals, with the
transfer station accessible to nearby government offices, health clinics,
restaurants and shopping centers. Port Ayers Transfer Station is also vital
for college students, as the city's primary community college, Del Mar
College, is just down the street (1.2 miles away) from the transfer station.
MassTransitmag.com/21230865
California high-speed rail project
has $929 million in funding restored
▶ The Federal Railroad Administration
(FRA) and state of California reached a
new agreement in mid-June that will
restore the California High-Speed Rail
Authority's (CHSRA) $928.6 million in
federal funding that had been de-obligated
in 2019 under the FRA of the
Trump Administration. An " Amended FY10
Agreement " will be executed. CHSRA is
currently working to build and deliver the
initial operating segment of the project
that will see high-speed rail operate along
119 miles in the Central Valley. CHSRA
says it has an average of 1,100 workers per
day at more than 35 active construction
sites. CHSRA CEO Brian Kelly says the settlement
makes clear the " challenging but
transformative project has a strong federal
partner " and he expressed gratitude toward
FRA's confidence in the project.
MassTransitmag.com/21226571
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Caltrain electrification:
Project delayed until 2024;
costs rise $333 million
▶ Electrified service on Caltrain, a key
component of the Caltrain Modernization
Program, will not be a reality until
late 2024 and it will take an additional
$333 million to deliver the project.
Service was originally slated to begin in
the second quarter of 2022. The Federal
Transit Administration (FTA) is reviewing
the delay and Caltrain says the lag is the
result of several factors from complications
in the installation of signal systems
to unforeseen conditions under Caltrain's
tracks and severe disruptions to
supply chains caused by the COVID-19
pandemic. Caltrain Executive Director
Michelle Bouchard recognizes the disappointment
from the delay but says the
rail service provider is fully committed to
seeing the project delivered. The project
will electrify a 51-mile corridor from San
Francisco's 4th and King Caltrain Station
to the Tamien Caltrain Station and
replace 75 percent of Caltrain's diesel
service with electric.
MassTransitmag.com/21225469
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Twitter
CALGARY MAYOR Naheed Nenshi, left,
and Canada Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau visit the Calgary Transit
Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility on
July 7, 2021.
First phase of Calgary's Green
Line to start in the fall
▶ Stage 1 of the Calgary Green Line
Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project will begin
construction this fall and the province
of Alberta has approved the full project's
business case. Both pieces of news were
discussed during a press conference
held at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen
Maintenance Facility on July 7. Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the
city to reiterate the government of Canada's
commitment to providing C$1.53
billion (US$1.22 billion) toward the project
and stating the federal government's
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Ad Index
Editor's Notebook
People & Places
A Note from the Editor
Charles Carroll Carter: How He Left His Mark on Public Transit
Transit Industry Advancements: Riding on Rubber
EMBARK-ing Toward Better Mobility
Re-imagining Stations as the Center of Sustainable Urban Life
Via Jersey City Success Story
Products
The Scheduling Conundrum
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July-August_2021 - Ad Index
July-August_2021 - Editor's Notebook
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July-August_2021 - People & Places
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July-August_2021 - A Note from the Editor
July-August_2021 - Charles Carroll Carter: How He Left His Mark on Public Transit
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July-August_2021 - Transit Industry Advancements: Riding on Rubber
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July-August_2021 - EMBARK-ing Toward Better Mobility
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July-August_2021 - Re-imagining Stations as the Center of Sustainable Urban Life
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July-August_2021 - Via Jersey City Success Story
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July-August_2021 - Products
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July-August_2021 - The Scheduling Conundrum
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