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Caltrain officially begins electrification project Following years of planning and recent federal funding uncertainty, Caltrain broke ground on Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project July 21.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found yesterday that the probable cause of a deadly collision between an SUV and a Metro-North commuter train at a grade crossing in Valhalla, N.Y., in 2015 was due...
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Global design and consulting firm Arup has been chosen to lead the feasibility reassessment of the North-South Rail Link (NSRL) project, a proposed new rail connection between two central Boston commuter hubs.   The comprehensive study, commissioned...
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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao appointed David Horner and Steve McMillin to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors on Monday. Chosen for their "extensive backgrounds in U.S. transportation infrastructure, innovative...
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A joint venture between TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the service provider that will operate and manage service on the CTrail Hartford Line. Through a "thorough service provider bidding process and cost-benefit...
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After about five months of construction work, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) says the Damen Avenue entrance for the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Blue Line station has reopened. The station entrance closed on February 6 earlier...

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Following years of planning and recent federal funding uncertainty, Caltrain broke ground on Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project July 21.   The ceremony was held at the Millbrae Caltrain Station and attended by California Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S....
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has authorized the North County Transit District (NCTD) to begin Positive Train Control (PTC) Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) operations on Coaster trains. NCTD notes the start of RSD an important step...
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The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners has selected Jeffrey H. Lynford, the senior New York commissioner, to be the PANYNJ's new vice chairman. Lynford was first appointed to the...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved two projects to replace aging substations in order to continue to upgrade the century-old line's infrastructure. The projects, which total $134.5 million,...
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The GO Regional Express Rail (GO RER) program has reached a milestone with the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project in the Greater Toronto Area. The bridge, which passes over Queen Street West, was...

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