The project resumed in 2008 and tenders were issued by the government's private investment agency ProInversion. Several consortia were interested in the bid, which included construction and operation of Line 1 for a concession period of 40 years, including Acciona and Graña y Montero, Metro de Madrid and OHL and Cobra and Abengo-Telent. A length of of the line was already constructed, with the winner constructing the remaining stretch and operating the whole line. The tender was, however, abandoned due to lack of funding for the project.
Sonia Nazario 's best-selling novel, "Enrique's Journey", also depicts the process and obstacles of train migration. While this book mainly focuses on the journey of one person, it speaks for the thousands of other migrants who have struggled to reunite with loved ones. Nazario describes the emotion and difficulty experienced by entire families who are separated by the necessity to become more economically stable. The dangers of crossing Central America and Mexico by train are described in explicit detail as migrants of all ages face street gangs, corrupt officials, hunger, exhaustion, discrimination, poor weather, and deadly trains.
Airport Employees: If you work at the airport and plan to take NJ TRANSIT service regularly, we recommend that you purchase a monthly pass. The airport access fee is not charged on monthly rail passes with the airport as the origin or destination.
NJ TRANSIT MyTix mobile ticketing allows you to securely purchase and display rail monthly passes from web enabled devices. For your convenience, monthly passes can be automatically sent to your home or work site when you sign up for Quik-Tik. Plus, you may be able to purchase your monthly pass at work and use pre-tax dollars towards your commute. Have your employer call (973) 491-7600 for information on BusinessPass and other benefit programs.