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PATH plans PTC install, CBTC upgrade on 33rd Street line for August Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) plans to suspend weekend service on its 33rd Street line in Manhattan, N.Y., beginning in August to progress an upgrade to its signal system, including installation of positive train control (PTC).

csx-moves-carolina-connector-debuts-new-intermodal-service
CSX put a stop to the controversy surrounding its planned Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal facility in Johnson County, N.C., by moving the project to Rocky Mount in Edgecombe County. The $272-million project was announced in January...
ntsb-releases-preliminary-report-on-bnsf-panhandle-collision
One of the trains involved in the June 28 head-on collision between two BNSF intermodal trains outside of Panhandle, Texas passed a red signal before the accident.   This comes from the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB)...
testing-begins-on-rtd-g-line
The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its contractor Denver Transit Partners (DTP) are beginning to test commuter rail trains along the entire length of the new G Line through Arvada and Wheat Ridge, Colo.   Communication...
ctc-allocates-more-than-54-million-for-rail-projects
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has adopted 156 projects, valued at $583 million, to support needed upkeep on California's aging roads and bridges, make upgrades to transit and rail systems and encourage use of alternative...
wmata-completes-weather-tight-seals-on-third-rail-power-feeds-early
An accelerated project timeline has resulted in all of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) underground weather tight seals located on third rail power feeds and jumper cables have been successfully being installed ahead of...

massdot-approves-five-year-148b-capital-investment-plan
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the commonwealth.   The MassDOT FY2017-FY2021 capital investment...
grex-names-euston-vp-of-engineering
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) promoted its director of inspection technology, Todd Euston, to the position of vice president of engineering.   Euston has worked in the railway industry for 17 years. GREX says his work includes...
septa-ramps-up-crum-creek-viaduct-work
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will halt train service between Elwyn and Swarthmore Stations on the Media/Elwyn Line June 18-19 as work on the Crum Creek Viaduct project intensifies.   This is the first weekend shutdown needed...
path-plans-ptc-install-cbtc-upgrade-on-33rd-street-line-for-august
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) plans to suspend weekend service on its 33rd Street line in Manhattan, N.Y., beginning in August to progress an upgrade to its signal system, including installation of positive train control...
wsdot-opens-availability-for-loans-grants-for-freight-rail-improvement-projects
Applications are now being accepted for Washington state-funded grants and loans for projects that improve freight rail services. Funds will be available in July 2017.   Railroads, port districts, rail districts, private companies and local governments are...