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SANDAG completes $28M in OTC improvements The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) have expanded the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) to increase train capacity.

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Union Pacific (UP) gave an update on its progress toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) and also announced plans to increase track speeds in southwest Minnesota following completion of a project.   UP says progress PTC made...
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Ontario is building a new station building, parking structure and bus loop at the Cooksville GO Station. The project is set for completion in 2020. The province is also moving ahead with improvements to its Rutherford...
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A long-anticipated project to replace a 136-year-old bridge over the Fox River on Metra's Milwaukee District West Line kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 17.   U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain...
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Two federal loans totaling $382 million will help the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) with its positive train control (PTC) project. The two loans through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation...
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Amtrak has announced several track renewal projects in New York Penn Station as part of its Infrastructure Renewal program that rolled out in summer of 2017.     Much of the renewal work slated for 2018 will be...

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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is addressing "Slippery Rail" season as changes in the weather cause leaves to fall from trees and onto rail tracks.   SEPTA officials said the falling leaves get crushed by trains passing through...
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Rehabilitation projects to rail infrastructure have been included in a funding commitment from the governments of Canada and Quebec to improve the Montréal area's transit system. Nearly CA$27.9 million (US$21.9 million) will be invested in 11...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has proposed a $3.2 billion operating budget and a $3.4 billion capital budget for 2018. PANYNJ says the proposed operating budget represents an increase of $61...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marked a significant safety achievement as the industry's 603 short line railroads operated for a full year fatality-free.   "Our shortline members focus every day on 'making it a...
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Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR) was awarded a $4.5-million grant from the state of Wisconsin last week to rebuild a bridge near Wauzeka in Crawford County. The grant is from the Freight Railroad Preservation Program (FRPP)...

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