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Baltimore rail shutting down for a fix up The Maryland Department of Transportation has determined the entire Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) rail system will remain closed for up to four weeks following an inspection.

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The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is explaining the reason behind its extended shutdown of its SubwayLink system for rail repair work.   MTA says the closure was due to unexpected wear on 11 sections of elevated track....
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Stantec will serve as the lead engineer on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) expansion project that will revamp the railroad's Main Line.     The announcement comes after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) board approved a $1.8...
nj-transit-board-approves-corbett-as-executive-director
Kevin Corbett will serve as the next executive director for New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) following a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors supporting the appointment.     The decision took place during a Board of Directors...
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Ontario is partnering with Toronto Hydro to build an energy storage system to provide back-up power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line.     Officials said the initiative is intended to boost reliability, cut operating...
nj-transit-approves-hudson-bergen-expansion-environmental-review
The New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) Board of Directors has voted unanimously to approve a proposed alignment of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail's (HBLR) upcoming expansion into Bergen County as outlined in its Supplemental Draft Environmental...

fra-has-73m-available-in-rail-safety-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting grant applications for projects that will strengthen rail safety efforts through the implementation of positive train control (PTC), crossing improvements and congestion mitigation.   "These grants are important resources in...
baltimore-rail-shutting-down-for-a-fix-up
The Maryland Department of Transportation has determined the entire Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) rail system will remain closed for up to four weeks following an inspection.   MTA says the shutdown is to ensure the safety of...
ctc-awards-96-million-to-11-california-rail-projects
Caltrans released details surrounding $173.4 million in grants awarded to 57 projects by the California Transportation Commission. Out of the pot of funds awarded, $96.4 million will go toward 11 state rail projects.   The grants are...
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The Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) has received four responses to its Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for design-build work and maintenance for the O'Hare Express operating system.     The project is intended to bring express service at 20...
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CDPQ Infra said two consortia, Groupe NouvLR and Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (PMM), won contracts for the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project, which will begin construction in April. CDPQ Infra noted that...

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