Communications & Signaling

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MTA awards L.K. Comstock Queens Boulevard Line signaling contract Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) awarded a $223.3-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the Queens Boulevard Line signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).

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A Congressionally-mandated report has found that U.S. infrastructure requires more investment to maintain existing systems, as well as tackle a significant backlog of repair work. "We have an infrastructure system that is fundamental to the nation's...
panynj-releases-32-billion-10-year-capital-plan
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) released its draft 10-year capital plan, which addresses $32 billion worth of projects in New York and New Jersey.   "Hard choices and robust debate led to...
mta-awards-lk-comstock-with-queens-boulevard-line-signaling-contract
Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) awarded a $223.3-million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the Queens Boulevard Line signaling system and install communications-based train control (CBTC).   The line is one of MTA's busiest; by...
jacobs-awarded-nj-transit-microgrid-project
New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has chosen Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., to carry out design and general engineering services for its NJ Transit microgrid project.     NJ Transit’s $577-million project aims to construct a microgrid that...
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Reading & Northern Railroad has increased the track speed of its Main Line between Reading, Penn., and Port Clinton to 40 mph. The railroad said this is the first time in 25 years track speeds have...

illinois-law-doubles-fines-for-grade-crossing-warning-scofflaws
Illinois will have the strictest penalties in the nation beginning Jan. 1, 2017 for vehicular offenses associated with attempting to cross railroad tracks after grade-crossing systems have activated.   Metra will double the fines for drivers who...
path-completes-33rd-street-line-signal-upgrades-ptc-installation
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) completed signal and safety upgrades on the PATH 33rd Street line, which will return to normal service on Dec. 24. The work done on the 33rd...
nrc-names-recipients-of-projects-of-the-year-field-employee-of-the-year-awards
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has named honorees for its 2016 special awards. The 2016 NRC Field Employee of the Year is Greg Dunn, project manager for Herzog Contracting Corp. Dunn began as...
fta-issues-wmata-traction-power-electrification-system-report-and-recommendations
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to correct issues with its traction power electrification (TPE) system following an investigation into the TPE condition. FTA included 47 actions in the...
ge-transportation-advances-‘smart-rail’-push-with-iders-acquisition
GE Transportation (GE) has announced the company’s acquisition of Iders Incorporated, an electronic product design and manufacturing company catering to the rail industry.     GE describes Iders Inc. as having been a valued partner for more than...