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Amtrak to review maintenance practices following Penn Station derailments Amtrak has completed repairs to tracks at New York Penn Station following two derailments in the past month and the railroad's CEO has pledged a review of its maintenance practices to ensure the situation is not repeated.

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The Phoenix City Council approved a $50-million agreement with Valley Metro to fund final design and pre-construction activities on an extension to South Central Phoenix. The five-mile extension will be on Central Avenue between Jefferson Street...
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Commissioners in Durham County, N.C., approved an updated transit plan and cost sharing agreement for the Durham-Orange LRT line on April 24, taking the project a step closer to a federal funding application. The 28.5km (17.7...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Thomas Gibson Vice President and Western Regional Manager of its Transit and Rail practice, based in Sacramento. Gibson is responsible for technical and operational management, project delivery, staff acquisition...
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Metra and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) joined state, county and local officials and members of the community in Maywood, Ill. to break ground on a $100-million project to remove two critical bottlenecks along the UP...
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Now that Harriet the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) completed her second tunnel at the Leimert Park Station for the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority (LACTMA) has announced her retirement. Since she began digging...

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) received delivery of 20 new remote-control steel ballast cars in mid April. The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division purchased the cars and noted the innovative nature of the remote-control gates...
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Four democratic senators from New York and New Jersey are urging U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to visit the rail infrastructure linking to two states to highlight the need for investment in the region's...
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is planning a workshop this summer to tackle a critical rail safety element: grade crossings. The FRA's Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety workshop will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Westin Hotel...
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Siemens' U.S. unit has launched Digital Rail Services, a new business that will use intelligent sensors and advanced software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country's rail systems. The company...
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The builders' line forms to the right. Chicago's Metra is seeking requests for proposals for the design and production of new railcars and locomotives to replace its aging fleet. The agency in a release said it...

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