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PATH provides PTC, sleep apnea monitoring update Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) updated its progress toward the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), as well as its efforts monitor sleep apnea in employees in an effort to ensure safety of riders and the general public.

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is testing two prototypes of portable track vacuum systems to bolster the network’s efforts to keep tracks clean.     The transportation authority says both of the vacuums can be quickly deployed,...
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R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) met with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary-designate Elaine Chao on Jan. 18 to discuss infrastructure priorities, specifically, the Gateway Program.   Sen. Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate's mass transit...
translink-launches-first-phase-of-10-year-vision-with-expanded-skytrain-service
TransLink has announced the start of Phase One of its expanded transit services that will be available in 2017 in conjunction with the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation.     TransLink’s first phase of the project brings...
path-provides-ptc-sleep-apnea-monitoring-update
Port Authority Trans Hudson (PATH) updated its progress toward the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), as well as its efforts monitor sleep apnea in employees in an effort to ensure safety of riders and...

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a proposed General Directive aimed at reducing the frequency of stop signal overruns in the rail transit industry. FTA issued the public notice on Jan. 17 and comments can be...
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An estimated 5,500 Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) South Shore Line riders were stranded on Jan. 12 following a "severe flash freeze situation." Weather conditions allowed ice to buildup on NICTD's overhead wires and train...
usdot-report-confirms-significant-backlog-in-infrastructure-investment
A Congressionally-mandated report has found that U.S. infrastructure requires more investment to maintain existing systems, as well as tackle a significant backlog of repair work. "We have an infrastructure system that is fundamental to the nation's...
lacmta-recommends-tutor-perini-jv-for-second-phase-of-purple-line-construction
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has recommended Tutor Perini/O&G, a joint venture to build the second segment of the Purple Line Extension. The second section of the project will extend the Purple Line subway...
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SNC-Lavalin (SNC) has received two new rail and transit contracts in the U.S.     Marc Rivard, executive vice president, infrastructure engineering, SNC, says the company is proud to have been awarded the two strategic projects.  “This demonstrates our...