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Construction kicks off on $700M North Coast Corridor Project Federal, state and local officials participated in a ground breaking ceremony for the first phase of the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program, which will make $700 million in infrastructure improvements over the next five years.
GWI completes acquisition of Australia’s GRail Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) announced Dec. 1 that Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) has acquired Glencore Rail (GRail) for A$1.14 billion (US$844.9 million) and issued a 49-percent equity stake in GWA for clients and funds handled by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.  
Alstom receives N.Y. state funds to expand Hornell facility New York state funds totaling at $30 million will go toward Alstom Transportation, Inc.’s $66 million expansion project, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Nov. 30.  
LACMTA Board certifies FEIR for LAX people mover The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors has voted to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for its Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Station.  
Harsco Rail makes sale of rail grinders for contract programs Harsco Rail, Harsco Corporation’s railway track maintenance division, has announced new sales of its track grinders throughout North America for service in contract rail grinding programs.  

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canada-establishes-environmental-review-panel-for-cn’s-milton-logistics-hub-project
December 09, 2016
Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Dr. Scott Streiner, chair of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), announced this week that a three-member review panel has been formed to review the proposed...
panynj-6-billion-budget-approved-for-2017
December 09, 2016
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency's proposed 2017 budget of $6 billion.
fta-issues-wmata-traction-power-electrification-system-report-and-recommendations
December 09, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to correct issues with its traction power electrification (TPE) system following an investigation into the TPE condition.
ge-transportation-advances-‘smart-rail’-push-with-iders-acquisition
December 09, 2016
GE Transportation (GE) has announced the company’s acquisition of Iders Incorporated, an electronic product design and manufacturing company catering to the rail industry.  
world’s-longest-rail-train-tunnel-ready-to-begin-service
December 08, 2016
The world’s longest rail tunnel, Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, will launch service Dec. 11. The milestone project will transport passengers through the tunnel running below the Alps in less than 20 minutes, representatives say.  
fta-gives-hart-until-april-30-to-submit-recovery-plan
December 08, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has granted the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) until April 30, 2017, to submit a recovery plan for the project.
texas-central-names-new-ceo
December 07, 2016
The Texas Central Partners, LLC (Texas Central) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Carlos F. Aguilar as the new CEO of Texas Central and its subsidiaries, effective Dec. 12.  
voestalpine-nortrak-kampa-to-partner-on-rail-damper-and-noise-control-components
December 07, 2016
KamPa International Inc. (KamPa) and voestalpine Nortrak Inc. (Nortrak) have announced a new partnership to supply North American freight and passenger railroads with noise control components and rail dampers.  
crew-member-fatigue-faulted-for-union-pacific-hoxie-accident
December 07, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously injured two others.
modjeski-and-masters-awarded-engineering-contract-for-st-louis-union-station-tunnel
December 07, 2016
Bridge engineering firm Modjeski and Masters has been awarded a contract to complete engineering services needed for the rehabilitation and replacement of old portions of MetroTransit’s Union Station Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo.