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LIRR to perform Double Track work, PTC testing The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will send crews out along several of its system's branches this weekend to perform enhancement work and positive train control (PTC) testing.  

lirr-to-perform-double-track-work-on-main-line-ptc-testing
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will send crews out along several of its system's branches this weekend to perform enhancement work and positive train control (PTC) testing.     Crews will work April...
fra-seminars-to-help-communicate-training-and-drug-testing-rules
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plans to hold three seminars across the country to discuss regulations pertaining to drug testing and safety-related employee training.   FRA says the day-long seminars will focus on the June 2017 amendment...
additional-3-states-obtain-fta-certification-of-sso-programs
Three states¬ – Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania – have obtained Federal Transit Administration (FTA) certification of their State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs.   The certifications bring the total to 11 states that have obtained FTA certification of...
lacmta-completes-blue-line-crossing-safety-project
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) wrapped up a project to increase pedestrian safety at more than two dozen Blue Line crossings following approval from the California Public Utilities Commission. The $31.5 million project...
move-over-tiger-usdot-ready-to-build-with-renamed-grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation is retiring the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program name and will award the $1.5 billion available in discretionary grant funding as Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development...

gov-malloy-opens-meridian-station-calls-for-stable-transportation-funding
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, alongside Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker and numerous federal and state officials, held a ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the new CTRail Hartford Line...
hntb-adds-tripousis-as-associate-vice-president
Ben Tripousis has joined HNTB Corporation as associate vice president and senior program manager. He is based in the firm's San Jose, Calif., office. Prior to joining HNTB, Tripousis was Northern California regional director of the...
rpa’s-t-rex-plan-wants-to-integrate-nyc-area-systems
A new report from Regional Plan Association (RPA) calls for the merging of Metro-North Railroad, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road into a single integrated network. RPA says the $71 billion overhaul to integrate...
metra-aims-for-capital-efficiency-with-2018-construction-program
Metra has announced several construction projects planned for 2018 aimed at improving track and bridge maintenance, upgrading communications and signaling systems and enhancing stations.     The commuter railroad has planned major projects to replace declining bridges along...
hartford-line-to-open-on-june-16
The Hartford Line will begin service on June 16, following a commemorative event on June 15, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). "This expanded service will transform travel options in the corridor between New...

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