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Senate approves Rosen as USDOT deputy secretary The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.
Willmar Wye project earns environmental sign off from FRA, FHWA The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Highway Administration have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document for the Willmar Rail Connector and Industrial Park Access Project (Willmar Wye).
Canada introduces legislation to mandate inward-facing cameras; enhance shipper rights The government of Canada proposed legislation aimed at providing air passengers more protection and choice and improving the nation's freight rail system through investment and safety measures.
Union Pacific to perform $48.1 million in work to Utah property Union Pacific plans to spend $48.1 million in Utah this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.
Metra breaks ground on new Heritage Corridor Line stop Metra, Chicago's suburban passenger rail provider, broke ground a station at Romeoville, which will be a new stop along the Heritage Corridor Line.

Breaking News

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May 22, 2017
After three weeks of improvements, regular service was restored to all TriMet MAX routes in Portland City Center on May 21.
california-transportation-commission-allocates-more-than-47-million-to-rail-projects
May 22, 2017
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $47 million to state rail projects that the commission says will alleviate traffic delays, repair infrastructure and encourage non-car focused transportation.
ontario-commits-to-toronto-windsor-high-speed-rail
May 22, 2017
The premier of Ontario Ms. Kathleen Wynne announced on May 19 that the province will move forward with plans to build Canada's first high-speed line.
kcsa-begins-first-steps-of-transportation-service-expansion
May 19, 2017
The KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in coordination with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), is planning to expand transportation services.
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May 19, 2017
The Valley Metro Rail Board has authorized the purchase of rail fleet from two manufacturers to support future growth and service expansion.
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May 19, 2017
Union Pacific plans to spend $41 million in Wyoming rail this year to improve its infrastructure. The state spending plan is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion 2017 capital program.
nj-transit-awards-5-million-early-action-contract-for-portal-bridge-project
May 18, 2017
NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors authorized a vote to enter into an early action contract with PKF-Mark III Inc., of Newtown, Pa., for the amount of $14.5 million, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to...
weekly-rail-freight-notches-up
May 18, 2017
Weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads continued to strengthen, to 526,970 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending May 13, a gain of 5.7 percent from the same week in 2016.
reimagined-subway-stations-up-next-as-mta-issues-rfp-for-renovations
May 18, 2017
Just a day after announcing an aggressive initiative to fix delays, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) issued a Request for Proposals as part of a program to dramatically renovate subway stations in Manhattan.
senate-approves-rosen-as-usdot-deputy-secretary
May 17, 2017
The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.

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