Communications & Signaling

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Rail Division recently made crossing safety improvements at an intersection near Kernersville, N.C.   NCDOT installed railway-highway grade crossing signals and gates at the intersection of Peddycord Road and Norfolk...
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award New Jersey Transit $71 million in Sandy recovery funds to support important repair and resiliency projects.   "With this funding, we will be making critical investments to protect against future...
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.   The university said the work being done at RAIL is...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) will finalize separation of its West Trenton Regional Rail Line from a CSX freight line.   Separation of the six-mile section of track shared by SEPTA and CSX between the authority's Woodbourne...
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Metro-North Railroad is set to receive more than $20 million in federal emergency relief funding for its Power and Signal Resiliency Improvements project. Local match will be provided through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Plan...

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress Aug. 7. The report is mandated by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee and shows that most railroads will miss...
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The Cranberry Tube, which carries the A and C Lines between Lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, will be shut down in both directions for 40 non-consecutive weekends for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs.   Work started over the course...
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Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-9), New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox and New Jersey Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim unveiled safety improvements made to Midland Avenue railroad crossing in Elmwood Park Aug 3....
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Crews will be out along Metro-North Railroad's New Canaan Branch in Connecticut during the first four weekends of August to renew railroad crossings at three intersections with local streets and rebuild the railroad bridge over...
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Deborah H. Butler, executive vice president planning and chief information officer of Norfolk Southern, will retire Oct. 1, 2015.   "Envisioning the railroad of tomorrow is one thing, actually making it happen is quite another," said President...