Monday, November 03, 2003

Light Rail News, 3 Nov 2003

Federal funding won't cover light-rail line to airport (Sacramento Business Journal) - The proposal to build a light-rail line from downtown through Natomas to Sacramento International Airport has no realistic chance of securing federal funding, which is vital for such major projects, according to a new analysis by local transportation officials. That could mean years of delay in plans for rail service to the terminal by 2012.

Contractors rev up for light rail (Puget Sound Business Journal) - Construction executives as well as labor leaders and local manufacturers are looking forward to a boost as Sound Transit moves ahead with building Seattle's light-rail system. Last week's release of $500 million in federal funds finally sets them to work on the initial aspects of the long-delayed, $2.4 billion system.


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