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Capital Metro contracts Modern Railway Systems to provide PTC Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system.

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...
us-house-passes-fy18-omnibus-spending-bill
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, known as Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R.3354),...
wmata-updates-progress-on-service-improvements
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provided an update on service improvements that includes better on-time performance and fewer unscheduled delays. WMATA credits the progress on new railcars, improved maintenance programs and scheduled enhancements, all...
lirr-continues-ronkonkoma-double-track-project
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crews will conduct critical work to advance the LIRR's Ronkonkoma Branch Double Track Project during the weekends of Sept. 9-10 and 16-17. The Double Track Project is a $387-million infrastructure project,...
amtrak-diesel-fleet-ptc-compliant-by-deadline
Working with Rockwell Collins, Amtrak plans to equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by the Dec. 31, 2018 federal deadline mandate. Amtrak has signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins to implement...

ntsb-wants-cameras-on-all-rail-transit-vehicles
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants all rail transit vehicles to have cameras installed to help in crash investigations. The call for the crash-resistant inward- and outward-facing cameras in rail vehicles was included in three...
union-pacific-ptc-update-1900-more-route-miles-in-operation
Union Pacific provided a second quarter update on its progress regarding implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and notes it has made strides toward its 2018 goal.   The Class 1 has acquired the necessary spectrum to...
capital-metro-contracts-modern-railway-systems-to-provide-ptc
Texas' Capital Metro board of directors approved a contract with Modern Railway Systems, Inc. to design, build and commission a positive train control (PTC) system. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) currently regulates Capital Metro's commuter rail...
spearing-named-hntb-pm-cm-practice-leader
HNTB Corporation named Thomas J. Spearing III national transit program management/construction management (PM/CM) practice leader. Spearing joined the company in 2016 as New York office leader and senior vice president. He will be based in the...
maryland-purple-line-receives-federal-funding-begins-construction
The Maryland Purple Line project was able to mark two milestones Monday as officials signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and began construction activities.   USDOT's Federal Transit Administration...

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