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Portland-Milwaukie light-rail construction finishing up Oregon's TriMet said construction activities surrounding the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project are now "substantially complete" with some intermittent work taking place this summer.

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Two bills of substantial importance to railroads—Staggers Rail Act revisions as part of reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and extension of the deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC)—took meaningful steps forward March...
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Oregon's TriMet said construction activities surrounding the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project are now "substantially complete" with some intermittent work taking place this summer.   The centerpiece of the project, Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, is...
All Aboard Florida has hired The Vailon Group to implement its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in Miami-Dade County.   The Miami-based consulting firm will work with Suffolk Construction, the passenger-rail company's general contractor that is building...
Newark Penn Station, the gateway for New Jersey rail travel throughout the region, turned 80 years old March 23.   "Newark Penn Station has played a vital role in New Jersey's public transportation and mass transit system...
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U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) introduced the Track, Railroad, and Infrastructure Network (TRAIN) Act, which the senators say will reform the environmental permitting process for rail projects in order to facilitate...

AXION International Holdings, Inc., received $1 million in orders for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be installed in a northeast-based transit line's rail yard and station.   The rehabilitation project is in a Hurricane Sandy-affected area that sustained...
New York City Transit (NYCT) says it has reorganized its senior leadership to meet the challenges posed by steadily increasing ridership on the 110-year-old subway system, for the first time putting a single vice president...
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The Metrolink Board of Directors unanimously appointed Art Leahy to chief executive officer, effective April 20.   "When the position became available at Metrolink, I was immediately intrigued," Leahy said. "Having had the opportunity to work at...
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved the award of a $25.6-million contract to F.H. Paschen and S.N. Nielsen for the renovation of five O'Hare branch CTA stations, in what is the next major phase...
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Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) celebrated another milestone for the Bay Area Rapid Transportation's Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension as joint venturecontractor Skanska, Shimmick, Herzog (SSH) recently installed the first set of tracks.   Approximately 7,100 feet...