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Final approval for MTA’s five-year capital program gained Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.

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Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) have signed a "partnering letter" agreeing to a strong, collaborative effort as plans are finalized to replace the Walk railroad bridge – the 120-year-old bridge over...
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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...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded $7.5 million in contracts for preliminary engineering work at two stations at Willets Point, Queens.   The preliminary engineering work, which is expected to be completed within a year, will...
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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted a five-year state transportation funding plan that cuts $754 million and delays another $755 million in highway, rail, transit, bicycle and pedestrian project spending on May 18.   These cuts are...
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.   The $27-billion 2015-19 MTA Capital Program received final approval from the Capital Plan...

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Following the successful launch of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the Warminster Line in mid April, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) continued its strategic rollout of the technology with installation on the Fox Chase Line.   SEPTA...
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A planned double track project in Indiana may move forward following a key approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).   The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has received approval from the FTA to enter Project...
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Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service began May 17 along a new third track built on CSX's right-of-way from the VRE Crossroads Yard to Hamilton.   The $8.8 million project saw 2.5 miles of third track built, as...
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Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work despite the challenges of securing...
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad said it will enter into a contract with Ensco Inc. to design, build and deliver a track inspection.   Metro-North said the vehicle will be a diesel-powered rail car filled with...