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MARTA to take over Atlanta Streetcar Atlanta City Council approved a statute on September 19 transferring all assets and operations of Atlanta Streetcar to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

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Ontario is seeking design concepts for hydrogen-powered trains as an alternative to conventional overhead wires. Ontario plans to commission a number of rail vehicle manufacturers to prepare designs and to demonstrate the impact that incorporating hydrogen...
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Atlanta City Council approved a statute on September 19 transferring all assets and operations of Atlanta Streetcar to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).   The 2.67-mile Downtown Loop line opened in December 2014 and travel was...
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In effort to evolve with its customer needs, Union Pacific announced plans to redesign its Marketing and Sales organization. The Class 1 plans to consolidate six major business units into four and four customer service...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has named Acting Chief Security Officer John Bilich as its permanent chief security officer. Bilich, a former NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Operations and chief investigator in...
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U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7) joined Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Sept. 19 for a tour of the Northgate light-rail project construction to emphasize the importance of federal funding to the project's success. The 8.5-mile Lynnwood...

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The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) hosted the most diverse Meet the Next Generation Event panel at Railway Interchange. Five panelists from five different disciplines joined to answer questions from students interested to...
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Progress Rail has signed and updated Master Development Agreement with computer vision technology company Seeing Machines. Seeing Machines technology enables machines to see, understand and assist people. This new, exclusive agreement with Progress Rail will provide...
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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. The bill, known as Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R.3354),...
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Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad recently began installing Railhead Corporation's new Locomotive Digital Video Recorder HD system. The cameras being installed on the railroad's fleet include twin view forward-facing and rear-facing cameras and two inward-facing cameras....
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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved the award of a design/build contract for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Jefferson Park and Belmont Blue Line stations as well as the construction contract for the...

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