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CTA launches new “L” maintenance program: FastTracks Faster, smoother commutes are the aim of the new Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) "L" maintenance initiative that utilizes funds generated from a fee on ride-hailing services.
BNSF joins blockchain alliance BNSF Railway Company announced it recently became the first Class I railroad to join the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), comprising more than 200 freight transportation companies working to develop blockchain standards for the logistics industry and the supply chain as a whole. 
MBTA FMCB awards on-call construction services contract The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) has awarded SPS New England, Inc., an on-call commuter rail right-of-way construction services contract worth $17,040,846.  
MassDOT issues DSEIR for South Coast Rail The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) South Coast Rail (SCR) project is moving forward with a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR).  
CTA completes Wilson Station reconstruction project The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has wrapped up the final step in the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, which revamped a building that was nearly a century old and transformed it into a modern rail station.  

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Siemens will provide the power infrastructure for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) light-rail system's latest expansion, officials announced.

BNSF plans to invest $260 million in its Illinois and Oklahoma network as part of its $3.3 billion 2018 capital plan.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its preliminary transportation occurrence statistics for 2017. Total railway incidents were up, but still in line with five-year averages.

A project to develop a railroad transshipment center at the regional industrial park in Saint-Tite, Quebec has been awarded funds from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED).

HNTB has named Joseph Pizzurro, PE, as its new transit and rail practice leader.

 

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) and the city of High Point, N.C., are tackling $5.1 million in improvements to the railroad corridor and drainage in the city's downtown.

 

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on Feb. 15 examining the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is explaining the reason behind its extended shutdown of its SubwayLink system for rail repair work.

Stantec will serve as the lead engineer on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project that will revamp the railroad's Main Line.

 

Kevin Corbett will serve as the next executive director for New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) following a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors supporting the appointment.

 

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