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JUN 2014

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14 < m ETRO m AGAZINE JUNE 2014 With a reported $16.5 billion in projects, New York City Transit again tops the list, with the amount of streetcar projects in North America continuing to grow. Total project purse grows nearly 50% over 10 years. BY ALEX ROMAN, Managing Editor 2014 TOP RAIL PROJECTS SURVEY With a reported $16.5 billion in projects, the Metropolitan Transportation Au- thority's (MTA) New York City Transit sits at the top spot in METRO's Top Rail Projects survey, which has a $99 billion total project purse for 2014. When including MTA's Long Island Rail Road (No. 25) and the Metro-North Railroad (No. 26), the overall total for projects taking place in the state of New York total more than $18.6 billion. Cana- dian projects continue to make a splash with a total of $21 billion appearing in this year's list, while five streetcar sys- tems appearing at the bottom of the list come in at $674 million. Rounding out METRO's top five are the Toronto Transit Commission with $13.2 billion; Seattle's Sound Transit with $9 billion; Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority with $6.2 billion; and the City & County of Hono- lulu DOT Services' Rapid Transit Divi- sion with $5.1 billion. STREETCARS Streetcars are becoming a greater presence, with $674 million in projects appearing in this year's Top Rail Proj- ects list. In Tucson, Ariz., Sun Link's $196 mil- EXCLUSIVE CONTINUES ON PAGE 18 Seattle's Sound Transit comes in at No. 3., with $9 billion in total project costs.

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