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Quebec funds Gaspé railway revival The Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard announced on May 5 that the province will allocate CA$100 million (US$73 million) towards the rehabilitation of the Matapédia - Gaspé line.

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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) appointed Sally Librera, to vice president and chief officer of the Staten Island Railway (SIR). Librera, a longtime professional in MTA New York City Transit's Department of Subways operations,...
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GO Transit marks its 50th anniversary, celebrating the Ontario transit's ability to make it easier for people to travel across Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). GO Transit, short for Government of Ontario Transit, began operating...
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Amtrak designated a team lead by Riverside Investment & Development Co. as the Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman made the announcement...
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Union Pacific plans to invest $49 million into its Missouri infrastructure in 2017. The investment is part of the Class 1's $3.1-billion capital plan for the year. UP says the investment will fund $43 million in...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined an action plan to help New York transit riders deal with the impending work Amtrak is planning at Penn Station during the summer. The Amtrak proposed repairs would reduce the...

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) intends to sign a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with Caltrain that would commit $647 million to the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP).   The grant is the final funding piece needed...
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The premier of Ontario Ms. Kathleen Wynne announced on May 19 that the province will move forward with plans to build Canada's first high-speed line. This was decided after a report by Mr. David Collenette, Ontario's...
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NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors authorized a vote to enter into an early action contract with PKF-Mark III Inc., of Newtown, Pa., for the amount of $14.5 million, plus five percent for contingencies, subject to...
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on May 16. Rosen is the 18th deputy secretary in USDOT's 50-year history.   "I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary...
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The government of Canada proposed legislation aimed at providing air passengers more protection and choice and improving the nation's freight rail system through investment and safety measures. Transport Canada says the legislation, called the Transportation Modernization...

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