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Metrolink begins PTC revenue service demonstration along San Bernardino Line Metrolink reached a critical milestone March 2, 2015, by launching Positive Train Control (PTC) in revenue service demonstration (RSD) along the its San Bernardino Line between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Calif.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit $147,086,000 through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy.   The funding will be used...
metrolink-begins-ptc-revenue-service-demonstration-along-san-bernardino-line
Metrolink reached a critical milestone March 2, 2015, by launching Positive Train Control (PTC) in revenue service demonstration (RSD) along the its San Bernardino Line between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Calif.   The railroad says that...
The Massachusetts Department of Transporations(MassDOT) Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as highway administrator and MassDOT's chief operating officer, interim general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), effective...
In southern California, full Metrolink service on the agency's Ventura County Line resumed Feb. 25 after a vehicle on the tracks was struck the morning of Feb. 24. 24 by Metrolink Ventura County train 102.   Working...
lirr-finalizes-hicksville-station-design-includes-east-side-access-work
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has finalized the design for the new station in Hicksville, a $120-million investment meant to revitalize the region's busiest transit hub and kick-start residential and commercial development in the hamlet's...

On Feb. 18, Sound Transit completed the permanent Tukwila rail station.   The new regional transit hub replaces a temporary structure and offers 390 parking spaces, improved bus access, storage for 80 bicycles and four electric vehicle...
metrolinx-issues-construction-tender-for-expansion-of-stouffville-go-line
Metrolinx in Toronto, ON, Canada, issued a construction tender to build a second track on a five-kilometer (three-mile) section of GO Transit's Stouffville corridor to bring better transit to residents in Scarborough, Markham and Stouffville.   Work...
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Denver Transit Partners' work for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as qualifying for the Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).   The project...
uiuc’s-railtec-receives-federal-grant-to-develop-transit-system-track-components
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received a $2.4-million, two-year grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) will...
rtd-begins-operation-lifesaver-outreach-program
Denver Regional Transportation District says "Safety first" is plastered on every light-rail vehicle for a reason – it's the agency's top priority.   RTD with its contractor, DTP, will begin a massive outreach program early this year...