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All Aboard Florida plans Quiet Zone from Hallandale to West Palm Beach All Aboard Florida and the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in coordination with the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, has secured funding for a continuous quiet zone between the city of Hallandale Beach and downtown West Palm Beach along the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).

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The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC), building on the Act 89 transportation plan, has updated Pennsylvania's 12-Year Transportation Program with a $22-billion boost in much needed transportation improvements.   The new plan anticipates $63.2 billion being available...
In an effort to increase transit ridership, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is releasing nearly $100 million in grants for Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS).   The funding, approved by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and members of...
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All Aboard Florida and the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in coordination with the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, has secured funding for a continuous quiet zone between the city of Hallandale Beach and downtown...
The $64-million Sand Canyon Undercrossing Project in Irving, Calif., part of Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) OC Bridges program, is now open.   The goal of each of the projects is to enhance safety and improve commute...
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Larry Etherton, PE, retired director engineering, Norfolk Southern and former president of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), has assumed the role of interim executive director and chief executive officer of AREMA.   Etherton succeeds...

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Caltrain's Board of Directors unanimously approved a $43.6-million capital budget, which will provide funding for bridge repair work in San Mateo, new safety improvements on the rail system and station modifications to allow for longer...
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Santa Fe, N.M., residents will see a higher level of safety at Rail Runner crossings in their area, following a review of the crossings by Rio Metro Regional Transit District, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA),...
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New York City Transit (NYCT) veteran Frank Jezycki has been named vice president and chief officer for Staten Island Railway, effective immediately.   With more than 29 years of service to NYCT, Jezycki began his career in...
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Virginia Railway Express (VRE) began construction on a new station in Potomac Shores; the station is expected to open in 2017.   "A robust, effective transportation system is key to ensuring that Virginia can compete in a...
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Passengers along the Raleigh to Charlotte rail corridor in North Carolina will experience some of the benefits of the Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) following project milestones met last week.   Thanks to the Duke Curve realignment project,...