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FRA awards $25 million for PTC implementation Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).

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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2016 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to TranSystems for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program P-1 Englewood Flyover project. The $142-million...
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Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds. In California, the Rosecrans/Marquardt intersection in Santa Fe Springs, labeled as the most hazardous grade...
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CDPQ Infra announced Aug. 24 that the company has entered an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to further its Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project.   Through the new agreement, CDPQ Infra will acquire the aerial structure...
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A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train. The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) awarded funding to the...
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The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.   The funding is being provided through a new...

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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.   The source of the funds includes $732.7 million from the State...
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More than 20 Class 1 and shortline railroad representatives, local officials and other industry stakeholders joined HiRAIL Corporation Aug. 18 for a tour of its facility and discussion with Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA). The Railway Engineering-Maintenance...
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Infrastructure and policy affecting the rail industry were discussed at an event hosted by RailWorks Track Systems at its Deer Park, Texas facility on Aug. 18 with Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). GoRail and the National Railroad...
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) revised its schedule for three current and future SafeTrack surges. WMATA says added weekend shutdowns and other schedule adjustments will allow for the completion of additional work on crossover tracks,...
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Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).   FRA awarded $25 million to the projects,...