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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).

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...
across-the-us-communities-seek-93-billion-in-tiger-funding
The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585 applications from across the country totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding – over 18 times more than the $500 million that will be...
track-work-complete-for-toronto-york-spadina-extension
Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station at Highway 7 in York Region on June 6 to mark the completion of track work on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension...
septa-board-approves-fy-2017-operating-and-capital-budgets
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board has approved Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016.   The Operating Budget, which provides day-to-day funding for expenses such...
protran-technology-awarded-contract-for-compass-system
Protran Technology has secured its first key order from a major U.S. Class 1 railroad for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.   CSX ordered the COMPASS system for installation on 40 of its railway...