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SANDAG opens five miles of new double track on LOSSAN Corridor Operational efficiency and capacity along the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor has improved with the opening of 5.2 miles of new double track at two locations along the 351-mile corridor.

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The British Columbia government has affirmed its commitment to provide CA$7 million (US$5.4 million) to the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) to support the future of the E&N rail line on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.   "The government...
The Canadian government says that it will provide CA$1 billion (US$800 million) in funding for Ottawa, ON, planned Stage 2 light-rail transit project.   "I am very proud of the work of all members of council that...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board approved a budget of $30 million for a project that will add pedestrian gates on both sides of the tracks at 27 LACMTA and Union Pacific...
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Crosslinx Transit Solutions Joint Venture has been awarded a contract for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project in Toronto, ON, Canada. In 2010, the province of Ontario announced an investment of CA$5.3 billion for...
The Senate Finance Committee met to debate legislation put forward by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to extend expiring tax credits, including the Section 45G railroad track maintenance credit.   The 45G, or Short Line Tax Rehabilitation credit,...

Rail infrastructure and maintenance company Harsco Rail plans to move all technology products and services under the Protran Technology brand, including Zeta Tech.   Harsco Rail provides rail consulting services, technological solutions and individual analysis plans that...
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a contract to provide design services for the Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3) of the California High Speed Rail, which represents the continuation of construction on the California high-speed...
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Manufacturers of special trackwork components offer pieces designed with a longer lifespan in mind.   Manufacturers of special trackwork components offer pieces designed with a longer lifespan in mind. Special trackwork, such as turnouts, diamonds and frogs, are...
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As demand climbs among freight and passenger railroads, suppliers are providing improved fastening solutions to help hold things together.   As demand climbs among freight and passenger railroads, suppliers are providing improved fastening solutions to help hold...
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Service providers ramp up their efforts to enhance the welding process and improve the life of each weld.     Service providers ramp up their efforts to enhance the welding process and improve the life of each weld. Rail...