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MBTA to fund PTC installation with TIFIA and RRIF loans Two federal loans totaling $382 million will help the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) with its positive train control (PTC) project.

mbta-to-fund-ptc-installation-with-tifia-and-rrif-loans
Two federal loans totaling $382 million will help the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) with its positive train control (PTC) project. The two loans through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation...
panynj-proposed-2018-capital-budget-includes-funds-for-gateway-program-rail-to-air-connections
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has proposed a $3.2 billion operating budget and a $3.4 billion capital budget for 2018. PANYNJ says the proposed operating budget represents an increase of $61...
snc-lavalin-acquires-asset-management-firm
SNC-Lavalin has acquired Data Transfer Solutions LLC (DTS) for $45 million. The company says the acquisition will add to the capabilities of SNC-Lavalin's Atkins sector and will enhance service offerings in digital asset management for...
five-years-post-sandy-“mta-network-is-better-protected”
Flooded tunnels, corroded electrical components and a boat sitting on top of track are some of the images that come to mind when the industry recalls Superstorm Sandy, which hit five years ago. For the Metropolitan...
portal-bridge-replacement-project-officially-begins
A ground breaking ceremony was held Oct. 31 for the replacement of the Portal Bridge, a two-track 110-year-old swing span structure linking New Jersey and New York City.   The bridge spans the Hackensack River in Kearny...

rtd-receives-fra-approval-to-finish-g-line-testing
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has been granted conditional approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to conclude testing along the G Line. While FRA's permission is a step in the direction RTD needs to complete...
siemens-invests-in-wi-tronix
Siemens has made a "significant strategic equity investment" in Wi-Tronix, a supplier of remote monitoring, video analytics, and predictive diagnostic systems for rail rolling stock and infrastructure and other industrial markets.   The investment is equivalent to...
class-1s-spread-us-rail-safety-week-message
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), is spearheading the inaugural Rail Safety Week (RSW) in the U.S. Sept. 24-30. Class 1s are supporting the focus on rail safety with their own efforts throughout the week.   According to OLI,...
ntsb-dockets-opened-for-nj-transit-lirr-crashes
Dockets for the fatal Sept. 29, 2016, New Jersey Transit commuter rail collision in Hoboken, N.J., and the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road collision at the Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, New York, were opened...
ontario-considering-hydrogen-powered-go-trains
Ontario is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Ontario plans to commission a number of rail vehicle manufacturers to prepare designs and to demonstrate the impact that incorporating hydrogen...

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