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FRA issues Gulf Coast passenger rail report; Class 1s not fully on board A report submitted to Congress on July 17 says restored Gulf Coast Amtrak service would expand travel markets; improve access to jobs, education and healthcare; reduce vehicular congestion and provide support for disaster and emergency response during coastal storm events.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao appointed David Horner and Steve McMillin to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors on Monday. Chosen for their "extensive backgrounds in U.S. transportation infrastructure, innovative...
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A joint venture between TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the service provider that will operate and manage service on the CTrail Hartford Line. Through a "thorough service provider bidding process and cost-benefit...
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Following years of planning and recent federal funding uncertainty, Caltrain broke ground on Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project July 21.   The ceremony was held at the Millbrae Caltrain Station and attended by California Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S....
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has authorized the North County Transit District (NCTD) to begin Positive Train Control (PTC) Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) operations on Coaster trains. NCTD notes the start of RSD an important step...
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North Carolina Ports and CSX will commence a daily, intermodal rail service between Wilmington and Charlotte. This double-stacked train, dubbed the Queen City Express, will begin service on July 28, 2017. "The Queen City Express provides...

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The GO Regional Express Rail (GO RER) program has reached a milestone with the completion of the Dufferin Street Bridge Widening project in the Greater Toronto Area. The bridge, which passes over Queen Street West, was...
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WSP USA, the company formerly called Parsons Brinckerhoff, has named two rail transit industry veterans to executive positions.   Stephen Bonina, P.E., joins as Vice President and Eastern Region Fleet Manager for WSP's TEC (Transit & Rail...
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A report submitted to Congress on July 17 says restored Gulf Coast Amtrak service would expand travel markets; improve access to jobs, education and healthcare; reduce vehicular congestion and provide support for disaster and emergency...
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Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) celebrated the groundbreaking for the Newark Regional Transportation Center, parking lot and access road on July 17.   "This project represents an important part of our efforts to support the rebirth of...
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Plans for privately-financed 250-mile commuter rail network centered on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of...

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