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Nashville transit plan proposes LRT and commuter rail expansion Proposals for a 46-mile light-rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (NMTA) and Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) on August 17 following 16 months of public consultation.

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A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train. The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) awarded funding to the...
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The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.   The funding is being provided through a new...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that Metropolitan Transportation Authority has completed track laying between Central Islip and Ronkonkoma for the Long Island Rail Road Double Track project (LIRR). The MTA cites its use of a New Track Construction...
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Michael Baker International (MBI) has been awarded an $8 million contract to provide services to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) projects.   The three-year contract will require MBI’s services in engineering, construction management and inspection on SEPTA...
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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.   The source of the funds includes $732.7 million from the State...

The Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors has announced Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., as the Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) for Arizona’s new 50th Street light-rail station. The project is supported by Transportation 2050, a voter-approved 35-year...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
Proposals for a 46-mile light-rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropolitan Transit...
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Infrastructure and policy affecting the rail industry were discussed at an event hosted by RailWorks Track Systems at its Deer Park, Texas facility on Aug. 18 with Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX). GoRail and the National Railroad...
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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) and its Board of Directors have announced the resignation of Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas, effective Aug. 18. HART ex-officio voting board member Michael D. Formby is immediately...
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Tunneling has been completed on a 6.2-mile tunnel of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, one of the largest public transportation projects underway in Canada.   Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Don and Humber arrived Aug....