Latest Rail News

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August 28, 2015
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.
August 28, 2015
As part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) investigation into the cause of an August 6 derailment, a technical incident report has been released.
otc-adopts-new-rules-adds-more-inspectors-to-increase-rail-safety
August 28, 2015
The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) approved an updated set of rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail. Combined with Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) addition of four rail inspectors, the rules aim to improve the...
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August 28, 2015
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Pollack joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials Aug. 27 to celebrate the opening of...
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August 28, 2015
On Aug. 30, TriMet MAX Orange Line test trains will begin running frequently along the 7.3-mile route between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County in preparation for its opening Sept. 12

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August 27, 2015
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairs of ballast defects and conditions on main tracks.
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August 27, 2015
Phoenix voters approved Transportation 2050, a transportation plan which as developed by a citizen-led committee of transportation experts and community advocates and expands investment in light-rail construction by building an additional 42 miles of light...
August 27, 2015
Siemens has been awarded a $156-million contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to install Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the Queens Boulevard Line.
August 26, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration on Aug. 20 signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed 17-mile Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) Project, which would run from Chapel Hill to Durham, N.C.
usdot-awards-grants-to-promote-transit-careers
August 26, 2015
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...