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Hyperloop One marks successful test in Nevada Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Technologies, officially changed its name to coincide with the company's successful propulsion open-air test of the high-speed transportation concept.

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Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) have signed a "partnering letter" agreeing to a strong, collaborative effort as plans are finalized to replace the Walk railroad bridge – the 120-year-old bridge over...
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The Sound Transit Board has outlined proposed changes to the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan, with emphasis on completing light-rail extensions sooner.   "Across the region, we heard vocal support for completing projects sooner," said Sound Transit...
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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board has approved Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016.   The Operating Budget, which provides day-to-day funding for expenses such...
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Drivers can see trains approaching but cannot accurately judge their speed when proceeding through a railroad crossing, a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation collaborative study has found.   Dr. Gregoire Larue,...
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Protran Technology has secured its first key order from a major U.S. Class 1 railroad for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness system.   CSX ordered the COMPASS system for installation on 40 of its railway...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded $7.5 million in contracts for preliminary engineering work at two stations at Willets Point, Queens.   The preliminary engineering work, which is expected to be completed within a year, will...
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Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) can proceed with its largest infrastructure investment in its history following a key approval of its five-year capital program.   The $27-billion 2015-19 MTA Capital Program received final approval from the Capital Plan...
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Following the successful launch of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the Warminster Line in mid April, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) continued its strategic rollout of the technology with installation on the Fox Chase Line.   SEPTA...
The Kanawha River Railroad (KNWA), a subsidiary of Watco Transportation Services, LLC (WTS) has reached a definitive agreement with Norfolk Southern to lease and increase operations on 309 miles of rail line in Ohio and...
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A planned double track project in Indiana may move forward following a key approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).   The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) has received approval from the FTA to enter Project...