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FTA issues WMATA traction power electrification system report and recommendations The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to correct issues with its traction power electrification (TPE) system following an investigation into the TPE condition.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency's proposed 2017 budget of $6 billion.   The budget consists of $3.1 billion for operating expenses and $2.9 billion for capital...
fta-issues-wmata-traction-power-electrification-system-report-and-recommendations
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is requiring Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to correct issues with its traction power electrification (TPE) system following an investigation into the TPE condition. FTA included 47 actions in the...
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The world’s longest rail tunnel, Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, will launch service Dec. 11. The milestone project will transport passengers through the tunnel running below the Alps in less than 20 minutes, representatives say.     The tunnel...
crew-member-fatigue-faulted-for-union-pacific-hoxie-accident
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) named crew member fatigue as the probable cause of a 2014 Union Pacific (UP) Hoxie, Ark., accident that killed two crew members and seriously injured two others. Two Union Pacific...
evergreen-extension-opens-in-metro-vancouver
Metro Vancouver, B.C., gained more than 6.5 miles of rail rapid transit Dec. 2 with the opening of the Evergreen extension. The extension will provide service between Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby and Vancouver and carry an...

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Union Pacific completed installation of a new bridge at Bayou Lafourche in Donaldsonville, La., over the weekend. The new 102-foot steel bridge is a key part of Louisiana's efforts to reintroduce freshwater from the Mississippi River...
vossloh-acquires-rocla-concrete-tie
Vossloh has acquired Rocla Concrete Tie, a manufacturer of concrete ties, switch ties, concrete low vibration track blocks and crossing panels. Vossloh said that the acquisition strengthens its presence in the USA market and further expands...
wmata-maintenance-practices-questioned-in-ntsb-falls-church-derailment-report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its accident report on the July 2016 derailment of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) train traversing a crossover in the East Falls Church interlocking. The NTSB report...
bp-tunnel-feis-released
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been released for the B&P Tunnel replacement project, which would rebuild this critical link on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) that was originally built in 1873.   The Federal Railroad Administration...
wmata-launches-new-reliability-plan-back2good
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out a new initiative aimed at boosting service. WMATA says the "Back2Good" plan moves beyond the track repair it is taking on with its SafeTrack program and will...