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Proposed Montréal REM project grows by three stations and CA$400M The number of stations and the associated cost have grown for a proposed 41-mile light-rail system in Montréal, Québec.

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff  (WSP) has named Michael Harris-Gifford as a senior principal technical specialist for organization’s the Orange, Calif., office.     In his new position, Harris-Gifford will develop and oversee systems design for rail and transit...
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued its accident report on the July 2016 derailment of a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) train traversing a crossover in the East Falls Church interlocking. The NTSB report...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors has voted to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for its Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Station.     The FEIR vote pushes forward one of...
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The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out a new initiative aimed at boosting service. WMATA says the "Back2Good" plan moves beyond the track repair it is taking on with its SafeTrack program and will...
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President-elect Donald Trump has named Elaine Chao as his choice for U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao is a former Deputy Transportation Secretary and a former Labor Secretary, and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced that its board approved an amendment to its Capital Improvement Plan for FY2016–FY2020 to include $75 million in funds for the transit authority’s Red Line Extension (RLE) project.     The...
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Phase One of the 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation has been approved and is set to roll out in January 2017.     The announcement comes following the Mayors’ Council and TransLink Board of Directors’...
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The number of stations and the associated cost have grown for a proposed 41-mile light-rail system in Montréal, Québec. CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has added three new stations...
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad has completed restoration and upgrade work on its Fordham Station.     Upgrades to the station include a rebuilt northbound platform with double its previous capacity, a new entrance and the...
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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colo., marked its first delivery of rail to be used in its Southeast Rail Extension. The 2.3-mile long extension will require 1,000 tons of rail to complete the project....