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Canada, Ontario reach US$2.3B funding agreement for infrastructure The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.

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A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train. The UK's Department for Transport (DfT) awarded funding to the...
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CSX Transportation (CSX) has announced that longer, faster trains—and more of them—will travel along an Indiana route as early as Sept. 7.   The developments are expected to boost the capacity and efficiency of trains between Seymour...
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The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.   The funding is being provided through a new...
wmata-expands-east-falls-church-derailment-investigation
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is expanding the investigation into the East Falls Church derailment to include Metro Transit Police. The investigation into the July 29 derailment began as an administration review by WMATA's Safety...
wmata-revises-safetrack-schedule-to-accommodate-additional-work
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) revised its schedule for three current and future SafeTrack surges. WMATA says added weekend shutdowns and other schedule adjustments will allow for the completion of additional work on crossover tracks,...

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Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).   FRA awarded $25 million to the projects,...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued its sixth Safety Directive to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to address concerns of stop signal overruns. Safety Directive 16-5 requires 11 corrective actions based on findings of...
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The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) resumed service in Baltimore a day early on Aug. 14 after what was originally scheduled as a 24-day partial shut down of metro subway service to...
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CSX Transportation (CSX) and the Louisville and Indiana Railroad (LIRC) have announced that train traffic on LIRC between Louisville, Ky., and Seymour, Ind., is set to increase within the next few weeks.   On or soon after...
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) may include additional weekend closures in the SafeTrack schedule to address issues identified following the East Falls Church derailment and updated steps taken to improve WMATA's track inspection program. "Safety...