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Steps taken to engage public for LIRR triple track project In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement surrounding the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for public meetings, launched a new website and committed to expedited crossing improvements.

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Caltrain's Modernization Program received an additional $211 million investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors on May 5, 2016.   The agreement increases commitments in funding from Caltrain's state and local partners....
steps-taken-to-engage-public-for-lirr-triple-track-project
In a bid to make good on a promise to promote community engagement surrounding the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Expansion Project, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out plans for public meetings, launched a...
metrolink-preps-for-91-perris-valley-line-opening-with-additional-testing
Metrolink will increase testing of trains along the 91/Perris Valley Line between Perris and Riverside, Calif.   The testing will simulate weekday passenger service scheduled to begin later this year along the 24-mile rail extension. Metrolink will...
Ronnie Campbell, a veteran financial expert with more than 25 years of budget and finance experience, will join Metrolink as its chief financial officer on May 23. Campbell has been with the city of Camarillo...
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On May 3, 2016, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's (R-CO-6) chief of staff and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's (R-CO-4) regional director joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association,...

Kevin Haboian has joined HNTB Corporation in the new position of chief business development officer and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth within the transportation sector across the United States.   "I am...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is now accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applications are due by June 14, 2016.   Applicants can request funds...
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Chicago's Metra completed its 13th straight month of meeting or exceeding its on-time performance goal in March 2016, posting an on-time performance rate of 96.8 percent for the month. The rate exceeded the five-year average...
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed S.B. 369, a bill that empowers the city of Atlanta to hold a fall ballot referendum asking voters to support a half-penny sales tax to expand the Metropolitan Atlanta...
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The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) Board of the Directors took another step toward expanding commuter access to Chicago with a $1.6-million matching grant to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) to help...