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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.

sound-transit-selects-absher-construction-for-northgate-station-work
The Sound Transit Board of Directors selected Absher Construction Company to build the Northgate Station, guideway and parking garage that will serve Northgate Link Extension trains when light-rail service begins in 2021. The $174 million-contract includes...
uta-executive-committee-recommends-benson-as-new-president
After serving as the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) interim president and CEO for a year, the UTA’s executive committee for the Board of Trustees formally recommended Jerry Benson this week to hold the title permanently.   With...
secretary-foxx-visits-bart-silicon-valley-work-site
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase 1 construction site this week to observe how the $900 million investment in the...
sound-transit-to-open-new-light-rail-station-in-seattle
Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area’s regional transportation system, has announced that light-rail service will begin Sept. 24 at the new Angle Lake light-rail station.   Launching four years earlier than originally planned, officials say the $383 million...
university-of-huddersfield-finds-cost-effective-way-to-increase-crossing-safety
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...

canada-ontario-reach-us23b-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.   The funding is being provided through a new...
ctc-allocates-55m-to-rail-safety-projects-in-california
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.   The source of the funds includes $732.7 million from the State...
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...
The Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors has announced Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., as the Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) for Arizona’s new 50th Street light-rail station. The project is supported by Transportation 2050, a voter-approved 35-year...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
Proposals for a 46-mile light-rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropolitan Transit...