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Rail being installed for LIRR Double Track Project Workers began installing the first sections of rail on the $388-million Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Double Track Project, which will build a second track over an 18-mile stretch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma stations.

To highlight the importance of safety around trains, the Caltrain Board adopted a proclamation for Railroad Safety Month.   This year, Caltrain will be partnering with Safe Routes to Schools San Mateo County to bring rail safety...
Gary Smith has been named rail sector lead for Stantec's freight rail team, accountable for growing Stantec's freight and commuter rail services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.   "I've had great experience working with the...
Parsons has been selected by Metra, Chicago's commuter rail operator, to install Positive Train Control (PTC) on its trains.   "We are pleased the Metra board has recognized Parsons as the leader in PTC in the United...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) submitted the results of its Federal Year 2014 Audit to the Federal Transit Administration.   "We continue to address the historic issues raised over prior fiscal years, and already are working...
Elissa Konove, the chief financial officer at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has been named the deputy chief executive officer at Metrolink, effective September 14.   "We had some of the most talented people in the nation...

Following extensive input from the public and local governments across the region, the Sound Transit Board identified the projects that will be studied as potential candidates for a November 2016 Sound Transit 3 ballot measure. Results...
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Workers began installing the first sections of rail on the $388-million Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Double Track Project, which will build a second track over an 18-mile stretch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma stations.   "Today, we...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $9.5 million in grants to 19 projects in 13 states selected to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation...
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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) Board of Governors has appointed Elizabeth Caruso, CAE, as AREMA's executive director and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2015.   Caruso joined AREMA in early May 1999 and,...
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.   The university said the work being done at RAIL is...