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MassDOT purchases 20 remote-control ballast cars The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April.
Janno Lieber joins senior ranks of MTA Janno Lieber has joined the senior executive ranks of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) as chief development officer. In this newly created position, Lieber will take over leadership and oversight of key strategic capital initiatives focused on increasing the capacity of the system.
NY, NJ senators request visit from Sec. Chao to highlight need for rail infrastructure funding Four democratic senators from New York and New Jersey are urging U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to visit the rail infrastructure linking to two states to highlight the need for investment in the region's rail and transit infrastructure.
FRA grade-crossing workshop to help prioritize research needs The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is planning a workshop this summer to tackle a critical rail safety element: grade crossings.
Siemens creating “Internet of Trains” Siemens' U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country's rail systems.

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california-high-speed-rail-authority-announces-executive-transition
April 24, 2017
After five years of service for the California High-Speed Rail Authority Chief Executive Officer Jeff Morales announced that he will step down from his position early this summer after the Board of Directors is expected...
cta-to-renovate-historic-quincy-station-add-accessibility-and-modernize
April 24, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. announced the beginning of a major project to renovate the historic Quincy Loop station.
lactma’s-tbm-harriet-retires-after-digging-twin-tunnels
April 24, 2017
Now that Harriet the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed her second tunnel at the Leimert Park Station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (LACTMA) has announced her retirement.
cembre-hosts-rep-pallone-for-tour-discussion-and-rail-cutting-demonstration
April 24, 2017
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-6), joined representatives from Cembre, Inc., and a local railroad for a tour, public policy discussion and a rail cutting demonstration at Cembre's Edison facility.
massdot-purchases-20-remote-control-ballast-cars
April 21, 2017
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April.
janno-lieber-joins-senior-ranks-of-mta
April 21, 2017
Janno Lieber has joined the senior executive ranks of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) as chief development officer. In this newly created position, Lieber will take over leadership and oversight of key strategic capital initiatives...
ny-nj-senators-request-visit-from-sec-chao-to-highlight-need-for-rail-infrastructure-funding
April 21, 2017
Four democratic senators from New York and New Jersey are urging U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to visit the rail infrastructure linking to two states to highlight the need for investment in the region's...
fra-grade-crossing-workshop-to-help-prioritize-research-needs
April 21, 2017
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is planning a workshop this summer to tackle a critical rail safety element: grade crossings.
siemens-creating-“internet-of-trains”
April 21, 2017
Siemens' U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country's rail systems.
metra-seeks-easy-terms-as-many-cars-and-locos-“as-possible”
April 21, 2017
The builders' line forms to the right. Chicago's Metra is seeking requests for proposals for the design and production of new railcars and locomotives to replace its aging fleet.

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