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Maryland Transit Administration readies for 24-day shutdown to perform repairs The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is preparing for critical maintenance work that will partially shut down the subway system for 24 days this summer.

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A contract worth $18.5-million for the second round of winter resiliency work was approved by the Massachusetts Bay transportation Authority (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB). The contract, awarded to Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., will...
mta-nyct-to-close-canarsie-tunnel-for-18-months
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) is opting for a full 18-month shutdown of the Canarsie Tunnel, versus a three-year partial shutdown, to rebuild the tunnel, which flooded during Superstorm Sandy. Closing the...
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The Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation Act, also referred to as 45G, reached a significant milestone this week when it gained its 2,000th co-sponsor since its first introduction in 2004. The short line railroad track maintenance credit...
wmata-gears-up-for-fifth-safetrack-surge
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) fifth SafeTrack surge will begin July 20, resulting in around-the-clock single tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston stations through July 31, 2016.   The replacement of nearly 2,000 deteriorated wooden...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has moved the Hudson Tunnel Project and Portal North Bridge – both critical elements of the Gateway Program in the New York City area – into the Project Development...

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The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is preparing for critical maintenance work that will partially shut down the subway system for 24 days this summer. From July 22 to August 14, the Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue and...
rcpe-celebrates-completion-of-565m-project
The Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad (RCP&E) held a grand opening ceremony in Aurora, S.D., July 8 to celebrate the completion of a $5.65 million project.   The project constructed 17,520 feet of main line sidings...
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NMC Railway Systems, in partnership Supertrak – distributor of Huddig and a division of Marden Industries – is now the dealer in the United States and Canada for the Huddig Rail complete system for rail...
Suppliers look to improve the way their respective fastening systems hold track together.   Railway fastening systems' sole role is to hold track infrastructure together in order to preserve proper geometry and, ultimately, support the safe operation...
This study focused on applying new research results to develop preventing and practical understanding of wheel climb derailments.   Wheel climbing over the rail accidents represents one of the most frequent and dangerous kinds of derailments and...