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Metra taps federal grant to help with PTC installation Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines.

metra-taps-federal-grant-to-help-with-ptc-installation
Metra is hoping a federal grant will help pay for installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on its Milwaukee North and West lines. The agency, which provides passenger rail service in the Chicago area,...
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Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is conducting major renovations to two of its central stations.   New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 21 that crews had started work on a $121 million initiative to modernize...
amtrak-names-program-management-support-team-for-gateway-program
Amtrak has chosen Hill International and CH2M to provide program management support services for its Gateway Program in the Northeast Corridor.    Both firms will guide Amtrak as it works the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), New...
herzog-technologies-taps-red-hat-for-cloud-based-ptc-system
Herzog Technologies has launched a cloud-based positive train control (PTC) solution using the technologies of Red Hat, Inc., a leading global provider of open source solutions.    Herzog says the company launched the PTC because they recognized...
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Safety at crossings, stations and tracks in 14 states and the District of Columbia will be enhanced thanks to $25 million in grants awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).   FRA awarded funds to 23 projects....

mbta-resumes-winter-resiliency-efforts
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) had extra help kicking off its second phase of winter resiliency work during the weekend of Sept. 10-11. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Transportation...
trimet-completes-rose-quarter-max-improvements
TriMet resumed regular service along MAX light-rail lines Sept. 4 in Portland, Ore., following improvements that were made during the past two weeks. The Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project replaced switches, realigned the track way and...
scvta-prepares-bart-berryessa-extension-to-go-hot
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) has announced that system testing is underway on along its 10-mile BART Berryessa Extension, and it will soon begin the electrification of the third rail to power future...
canada-and-alberta-reach-funding-agreement-for-transit-projects
The governments of Canada and Alberta have reached an agreement that will make CA$1.08 billion (US$829 million) available for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.   Canada will provide 50 percent,...
alstom-to-maintain-ottawa-light-rail-system
Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership (RTM) has chosen Alstom to maintain the O-Train Confederation Line, the Canadian capital’s light-rail transit system. The U.S. $125 million contract (CA $180 million) requires that Alstom maintain the line for...